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
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
Hints of white pulp fruits, such as apples and pears, come together harmoniously in the mouth, with a persistent fresh feel. Ideal to be drunk as an aperitif with starters like pineapple and shrimp toasts or accompanying seafood dishes in lemon sauce.
Wow! Great, light, and a bit fizzy, this is a wonderful wine to have when you're looking for something light and fun.
Average Price: $8.99
Jeff Runquist 1448
This is yet another dark and chewy for you to enjoy with grilled rib-eye cap, roasted potatoes, and field greens with white balsamic vinaigrette.
1448 is the altitude of Jeff Runquist's small family winery in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The success and popularity of the ‘1448’ has created a demand for this wine that has outgrown Jeff's ability to produce it solely from the surpluses of his varietal wine program.
Beginning with the 2011 vintage and continuing with the 2014, Jeff selected a number of some of his favorite vineyards to deliver fruit with an eye to making the 1448.
Best Price: $14.99