Red Wine

Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel

Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel


Lodi, California


Producer Notes

Extended cooperage in Bourbon oak barrels imparts nuanced layers of caramel, vanilla and toasty oak to the wine’s naturally intense dark berry character. The result is a robust, deliciously complex and silky smooth Lodi Zinfandel.

A renowned wine writer said the best wines must exhibit four virtues: a distinctive style and quality unlike any other; a unique expression of origin (terroir); an intense but not overpowering flavor; and satisfying to the palate and intellect – in other words, be a wine worth talking about about! Our winemaking team has passionately crafted this debut vintage with these virtues in mind.

WineChump Notes

Four Virtues is a label put out by Rutherford Ranch in Napa Valley.  This is an exceptional Zinfandel with very good hints of bourbon, but not too much alcohol that your head spins after a glass.  We’ve tried other bourbon barreled wines from several producers, namely the famous bourbon barrel Shiraz blend from our friend Chris Ringland’s R Wines — Southern Belle, another Zinfandel from six producers called Big Six,  and a chewy blend of all sorts of varietals from Cooper & Thief.  We recommend you put all of these in your wine basket and try them side-by-side.  Wouldn’t that make for a fun evening?



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