Big Six

3 Months Aged Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel

8.961 ratings
8.01 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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Has this at a tasting. A bit odd with bourbon barrel aging. Aromas of sweet fruit oak and smoke. On the palate sweet jammy fruit flavors overpowered by oak and spiciness with notes of vanilla, caramel and a bit if s bourbon taste. Racy tannins on medium finish ending a little hot with an alcohol burn. Ok, but with all going on the fruit takes a backseat.

Has this at a tasting. A bit odd with bourbon barrel aging. Aromas of sweet fruit oak and smoke. On the palate sweet jammy fruit flavors overpowered by oak and spiciness with notes of vanilla, caramel and a bit if s bourbon taste. Racy tannins on medium finish ending a little hot with an alcohol burn. Ok, but with all going on the fruit takes a backseat.

Jun 9th, 2018
Peter Newton

Peter had this 3 years ago

Peter had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2017
Matthew Youngs

Happy National Wine Day, kiddies! I thought it imperative to drink something 'Merican today, and what could be more so than wine aged in barrels which originally housed the preeminent American spirit? No, not Applejack, but good point; I meant the other American spirit. This is ok; oak, a little whiskey but a bit astringent.

Happy National Wine Day, kiddies! I thought it imperative to drink something 'Merican today, and what could be more so than wine aged in barrels which originally housed the preeminent American spirit? No, not Applejack, but good point; I meant the other American spirit. This is ok; oak, a little whiskey but a bit astringent.

May 25th, 2020
Joe Fischer

A very nice Zinfandel with a great spice note and unique taste due to the bourbon barrel aging. Not a whole lot of fruit flavor, but savor it as is.

A very nice Zinfandel with a great spice note and unique taste due to the bourbon barrel aging. Not a whole lot of fruit flavor, but savor it as is.

Feb 4th, 2020
Justin Farrar

Bold and interesting but not really my style

Bold and interesting but not really my style

Nov 28th, 2019
John Gutter

Add the big six 2017 Zen. Delicious one of the best things I've had. Definitely worth every penny and I would highly recommend it for the price.

Add the big six 2017 Zen. Delicious one of the best things I've had. Definitely worth every penny and I would highly recommend it for the price.

Nov 23rd, 2019
Nic Anderson

Decent Zin, can taste the deep bourbon barrel taste. Not has fruity as we like, but a nice wine. Would I buy it again? Probably not, but a nice change-up

Decent Zin, can taste the deep bourbon barrel taste. Not has fruity as we like, but a nice wine. Would I buy it again? Probably not, but a nice change-up

Mar 10th, 2019
Nicole Bonney

Delicious.

Delicious.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Melissa E

This was interesting and I enjoyed it with dark chocolate and walnuts as another reviewer had done. Strong bourbon at first, and it didn’t marry perfectly with the Zin, but festive and I’ll be buying this again for holiday get togethers, not necessarily wine tastings!

This was interesting and I enjoyed it with dark chocolate and walnuts as another reviewer had done. Strong bourbon at first, and it didn’t marry perfectly with the Zin, but festive and I’ll be buying this again for holiday get togethers, not necessarily wine tastings!

Nov 29th, 2018
Travis

Strong leather flavor, not as jammy as the other big six reds

Strong leather flavor, not as jammy as the other big six reds

Jul 12th, 2018