Cooper and Thief Bourbon Barreled Red WineCooper & Thief

Red Wine

Lodi, California

2014

Producer Notes

Cooper & Thief is a dark and jammy red wine blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Crafted by Cellarmaster Jeff Kasavan, our wine is aged for three months in bourbon barrels, which gives way to soft, velvety tannins with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor, with a long, lingering finish.

Varietal Composition: 38% Merlot. 37% Syrah. 11% Zinfandel. 7% Petite Sirah. 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. 3% Other Red Blenders

Alcohol: 17%

WineChump Notes

This is a very heady wine.  Dark as ink, great legs, huge mouth feel, edging on sweet but then backing away.  It is the best of the bourbon-barrel aged wines we've tasted.  There are three others on the market as of this writing, two Cabernet based and one Zinfandel. This is the only Merlot/Syrah/Zin based bourbon-barrel aged that we've found, and if we find no other we'll be quite happy with this one. 


Average Price: $19.99

 

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