This is another of the bourbon barrel aged wines. While some wine nerds may scoff or even cringe at this trend, many consumers are buying and enjoying. This comes in attractive packaging with a clear bottle and an "old timey" label. It is a big wine that clocks in at 15.9% abv. After tasting the bottle, I served it to a group of friends and it proved popular. Is is a blend of Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby in color. The nose is sweet with caramel and also black raspberries. On the palate, this has sweet black cherry fruit. Firm tannins that are slightly drying. Some heat. There is some "bourbon-ish" qualities to the wine, but really, the Zinfandel is more dominant. It is a fun wine that should probably be consumed in the next year or two. It drinks well on its own but would work with burgers nicely.
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