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California Cab in Bourbon barrels.

Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.
  • Cheers to this wine breakthrough which is completely American: aging California (Monterey) Cab in used American oak bourbon barrels.
  • Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 opens with ripe Cabernet aromas combined with smoky, molasses tones that darken and sweeten the proposition. On the palate it's tart, decadent, with cherry cola-esque Cab flavors and has a firm grip in the dry cocoa dust finish. 14.5% ABV. Real cork. Local price/750 ml: 12.
  • To be a fairly young Cab going into the bottle, the use of bourbon barrels really seasoned the wine generously in a short time.
  • Robert Mondavi is not the only wine producer aging red wine in bourbon barrels. 1000 Stories claims to be California's first, with their Zinfandel priced at $19.
Robert Mondavi Winery barrel room photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More. Robert Mondavi Winery tower photographed by Jerry Hall on Winewaves & More.