Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Paso Robles California 

My Rating 88 Points.   

Price $15. 

 

Bright ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Wonderful nose of blackberries, blueberries, black currants, sweet plums, cedar, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, leather, caramel, butterscotch, metals, spices, peppercorn, red flowers, black licorice and alcohol. Nice and complex.

Medium bodied and smooth, with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, strawberries, red currants, vanilla, licorice, oak, spices, peppercorn, graphite, earth and leather.

Medium plus on the finish with medium tannins, cranberries and spices.

This is a very nice Cabernet from Paso Robles, California. Wonderful nose, but simple on the palate. Enjoyable by itself or with food and well balanced.

I really liked the nose here, and kept on smelling it for like 10 minutes.

A good wine for parties or just to Sip on by the porch.

I paired it with a cheese plate.

Aged in bourbon barrels for 4 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

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2 thoughts on “Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Paso Robles California 

  1. We had a limited release from Apothic called Inferno that was aged in whiskey barrels. It’s fun to see the tradition of aging spirits in wine barrels used in reverse. Inferno had a hint of maple candy that was very unique.

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