American Vintners

Barrel Heist Cabernet Sauvignon

8.712 ratings
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Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Alex Jones

$7 at Trader Joe's. Oak! Alcohol! Mild tannins, medium body? It's difficult to determine other characteristics with so much oak and alcohol heat. It's weird but good. Calms down a lot after breathing. Not as much bourbon essence as I expected. There's a definite whiskey-caramel-vanilla sweetness in the nose along with juicy dark grape. This is a bit rude and crude but I really like it.

$7 at Trader Joe's. Oak! Alcohol! Mild tannins, medium body? It's difficult to determine other characteristics with so much oak and alcohol heat. It's weird but good. Calms down a lot after breathing. Not as much bourbon essence as I expected. There's a definite whiskey-caramel-vanilla sweetness in the nose along with juicy dark grape. This is a bit rude and crude but I really like it.

1 person found it helpfulNov 19th, 2019
Steve Haro

Decent qpr. Lots of fruit.

Decent qpr. Lots of fruit.

May 10th, 2020
Sukanya Momsen

Pale purple hue. Smells somewhere in-between ripe and jammed raspberries. Slightly floral (rose?) aroma. Nostalgic like classic bubble gum. Smooth body with hints of tobacco. Would definitely drink again!

Pale purple hue. Smells somewhere in-between ripe and jammed raspberries. Slightly floral (rose?) aroma. Nostalgic like classic bubble gum. Smooth body with hints of tobacco. Would definitely drink again!

Mar 14th, 2020
Frank Kuo

Color of decent ruby, quite clear. Nose of youth, sour cherry, some berries, barrel chips or cedar, spice, medicinal syrup, more fire wood note, and strength of alcohol. Taste follows the nose, oaky comes first, tannins second, subtle refined sweetness from fruits comes last. Aftertaste is pretty decent with more firewood note. Pretty good.

Color of decent ruby, quite clear. Nose of youth, sour cherry, some berries, barrel chips or cedar, spice, medicinal syrup, more fire wood note, and strength of alcohol. Taste follows the nose, oaky comes first, tannins second, subtle refined sweetness from fruits comes last. Aftertaste is pretty decent with more firewood note. Pretty good.

Jan 10th, 2020
Stephen Lynch

Yes. Good for bourbon barrel aged. Usually do not like those but this is easy drinking and tasty.

Yes. Good for bourbon barrel aged. Usually do not like those but this is easy drinking and tasty.

Nov 13th, 2019
Paula Moses

Paula had this a month ago

Paula had this a month ago

May 26th, 2020
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May 18th, 2020
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Mar 9th, 2020
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Mar 8th, 2020
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Feb 28th, 2020