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Small Batch Bourbon Barrel Aged California Zinfandel

8.9203 ratings
8.66 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Ian Blue

Two of my favorite things in one bottle: zin & bourbon. Very innovative, best new wine I've tried in a while

Two of my favorite things in one bottle: zin & bourbon. Very innovative, best new wine I've tried in a while

15 people found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Skip McCauley

Big fruit forward Zinfandel aged in Bourbon barrels after fermentation and then placed back in regular oak barrels before bottling. Very neat bourbon finish that's hot in the mouth with of but of caramel. More of an "experience" wine than anything else but good nonetheless. #zinfandel #bourbonbarrelaged

Big fruit forward Zinfandel aged in Bourbon barrels after fermentation and then placed back in regular oak barrels before bottling. Very neat bourbon finish that's hot in the mouth with of but of caramel. More of an "experience" wine than anything else but good nonetheless. #zinfandel #bourbonbarrelaged

12 people found it helpfulOct 11th, 2015
Kapyrick Wine

V13. Really good, and different . Upon pulling the cork, the toasty and caramel notes of a bourbon bottle came through, unfortunately they fade within an hour. Wine is big, dark blackberry with a peppery finish. It's almost like a dry port. Good TV watching wine, really liked it.

V13. Really good, and different . Upon pulling the cork, the toasty and caramel notes of a bourbon bottle came through, unfortunately they fade within an hour. Wine is big, dark blackberry with a peppery finish. It's almost like a dry port. Good TV watching wine, really liked it.

8 people found it helpfulJun 21st, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.2

Sort of dumb. Sorry, but I love Zin and it's sort of a gimick to throw it in bourbon barrels. I rather just have a wine that is made well. Saying that, it doesn't taste bad, but there is better zin for the same price. Full, bitter finish.

Sort of dumb. Sorry, but I love Zin and it's sort of a gimick to throw it in bourbon barrels. I rather just have a wine that is made well. Saying that, it doesn't taste bad, but there is better zin for the same price. Full, bitter finish.

6 people found it helpfulMay 20th, 2015
Michael Ray

Deep heavy cherry. Very smooth and no hint of Bourbon.

Deep heavy cherry. Very smooth and no hint of Bourbon.

Apr 23rd, 2015
Matt Sterr

Bourbon flavors are more noticeable on the palate than the nose. Makes an already rich wine even heavier and more oaky. Finish is a little warm, too.

Bourbon flavors are more noticeable on the palate than the nose. Makes an already rich wine even heavier and more oaky. Finish is a little warm, too.

Jan 30th, 2015
Richard Russell

Really good zin. Publix bogo

Really good zin. Publix bogo

Apr 19th, 2021
Rick & Connie

Gold Rush Red - Miller house with Sheila - great red blend.

Gold Rush Red - Miller house with Sheila - great red blend.

Mar 16th, 2021
Richard Biggs

A great wine and all the better for the bourbon aging

A great wine and all the better for the bourbon aging

Oct 19th, 2020
Jeremiah Bennett

Decent Zin. I couldn't differentiate Bourbon casks vs. Ozark oak. Medium body, juicy red fruits, no tannin, moderate + acidity, longer finish than expected for a valley floor Zin. For the price, I'd probably not revisit. I'll go Seghesio or Turley next round with this very American varietal.

Decent Zin. I couldn't differentiate Bourbon casks vs. Ozark oak. Medium body, juicy red fruits, no tannin, moderate + acidity, longer finish than expected for a valley floor Zin. For the price, I'd probably not revisit. I'll go Seghesio or Turley next round with this very American varietal.

Jan 7th, 2017