I’ve tasted some interesting beers aged in Bourbon barrels but never wine, until now. Just in time for the Derby comes an easy drinking Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels, and I’m told it’s one of the first Bourbon barrel aged wines in the country–Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Bourbon barrels add some delightful hints of vanilla and even brown sugar to the wine–similar flavors you’ll get when you take a sip of Bourbon. In the wine, you still taste the wonderful black cherry and blackberry that you’d expect from a cabernet, all together it makes for an easy drinking wine. And the price of about $13 a bottle definitely makes it worth your time.
A funny side note. I texted a wine friend about this wine and shot her a photo…told her it’s worthy of her time for $13. She shot back a photo of the exact wine. Turns out, she recently tried it at a wine event and took a picture so she’d remember it when shopping for wine! Great minds think alike 🙂
Why not celebrate the Derby with a Southern twist on a Napa fave!
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