Robert Mondavi Winery Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Monterey County, California

For National Cabernet day here’s an interesting one…

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, cedar, vanilla, leather, bell pepper, tobacco, green vegetables, chocolates, mocha, caramel, black pepper and spices.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry to off dry, and extremely fruity on the palate, with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This whiskey barrel aged Cabernet from Monterey County, California is always enjoyable. Showing mild complexity after an hour of airtime. Balanced and good by itself or with food.

A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch and good for parties. Might be too fruity for some.

Has high alcohol, but it is not too noticeable, so watch out.

Aged for 3 months in Bourbon whiskey barrels.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$13.

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