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Bold & Fearless Aged in Bourbon Barrels for 3 Months Red Blend

9.016 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This red blend smells not too heavily of the Kentucky Bourbon barrels that are billed as the difference-maker. The aroma is there, but ripe, deep red fruit claims center stage. The aromatic notes of leather, vanilla, caramel and chocolate are there, but they play supporting roles. On the palate, there's a hint of bourbon, but it's not overplayed at all. The wine is big - let’s not undersell it, it's huge - but it's a fun drink if you're into that trip.

This red blend smells not too heavily of the Kentucky Bourbon barrels that are billed as the difference-maker. The aroma is there, but ripe, deep red fruit claims center stage. The aromatic notes of leather, vanilla, caramel and chocolate are there, but they play supporting roles. On the palate, there's a hint of bourbon, but it's not overplayed at all. The wine is big - let’s not undersell it, it's huge - but it's a fun drink if you're into that trip.

2 people found it helpfulOct 28th, 2018
Brooke Brown

Nice. Not too heavy.

Nice. Not too heavy.

Nov 21st, 2019
Holli Richey

Great with sweets. Especially dark chocolate truffles.

Great with sweets. Especially dark chocolate truffles.

Jul 13th, 2019
Rhonda Haley

I really enjoyed all the flavor notes of this red blend! It had just the right amount of dark fruit, oak, and spice. The bourbon aging did not overpower, but instead, added to the flavor profile of this wine. Enjoyed this wine with a great steak. It was perfect!

I really enjoyed all the flavor notes of this red blend! It had just the right amount of dark fruit, oak, and spice. The bourbon aging did not overpower, but instead, added to the flavor profile of this wine. Enjoyed this wine with a great steak. It was perfect!

Feb 20th, 2019
Rick Riddle

What a fun wine. Dark black fruit on the nose continue with hints of vanilla, chocolate, stewed plums and raisins on the palate up front with a lingering bourbon finish. The wine has a lighter body with leathery tannins and a smoky finish. As it opens up, Red Cherry starts to come to the forefront

I’ve had bourbon barrel aged wines that scream bourbon and alcohol and while this one has the bourbon notes, it’s not overbearing like many others.

It does pack a punch at 15.9% ABV

Price $18
Tipsy Grapes Rating 89

What a fun wine. Dark black fruit on the nose continue with hints of vanilla, chocolate, stewed plums and raisins on the palate up front with a lingering bourbon finish. The wine has a lighter body with leathery tannins and a smoky finish. As it opens up, Red Cherry starts to come to the forefront

I’ve had bourbon barrel aged wines that scream bourbon and alcohol and while this one has the bourbon notes, it’s not overbearing like many others.

It does pack a punch at 15.9% ABV

Price $18
Tipsy Grapes Rating 89

Dec 9th, 2018
Matt Konopka

Lots of smokiness. Fruit is hidden but I taste in on back end. Interesting

Lots of smokiness. Fruit is hidden but I taste in on back end. Interesting

Oct 19th, 2018
Wayne Vootsman

I liked, Anna could drink it

I liked, Anna could drink it

Apr 8th, 2019
Millisa Henderson

Millisa had this 5 months ago

Millisa had this 5 months ago

Dec 27th, 2019
Anne Fritz

Anne had this a year ago

Anne had this a year ago

Jun 20th, 2019
Peter Newton

Peter had this a year ago

Peter had this a year ago

Jun 15th, 2019