Cooper & Thief Red Blend 2016 | Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend Sensation
90WW | Wineries using whiskey barrels are bringing a new wrinkle to the marketplace. The Cooper & Thief Red Blend 2016 with 3 months in Bourbon Whiskey barrels, is nicely done. While far from traditional table wines, this wine exhibits a pleasing mix of elements. TASTING NOTES: This wine is full-bodied, firm, and lasting. Its aromas and flavors of black fruit and smoke should pair it well with grilled beef.
Winery | So, Cooper & Thief Red Blend 2016 is a dark and jammy red wine blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. While crafted by Cellarmaster, Jeff Kasavan. Most importantly, our wine ages for three months in bourbon barrels. Consequently, giving way to soft, velvety tannins with a subtle heat. As a result, the combined result is a rich flavor, with a long, lingering finish.
The 2016 vintage came in early with exceptional quality fruit throughout the state. While welcome winter rains helped alleviate the drought. The entire ripening season enjoyed cooler-than-average daytime highs and cold nights—perfect for inky, complex wines
First, we take quality grapes from vineyards across California and stash them in ex-bourbon barrels for three months. However, where do we get our barrels? Therein lie the mischief and a secret we keep for ourselves. The California appellation allows us the flexibility to continue to source quality grapes from the best regions each vintage.
Very Highly Rated & Popular by Vivino Users
Scoring 4.2 with over 2700 vintage ratings, the 2016 ranks among the top 1% wines in the world
If you like Vanilla and sweet berries with bold notes and complex flavors, you should try this Cooper & Thief Red Blend 2016.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||If you have yet to discover Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Wine, this ranks in the top 1% of wines in the world for only $22.50 6+|
|Why now?||Super chance while it's on sale to discover bourbon barrel aged wine|
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|Expert Ratings||90WW | 4.2 Vivino|
|What is it?||Bourbon Barrel Aged California Red Blend|
|What’s in it?||31% Syrah, 28% Merlot, 20% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 3% Malbec, and 4% Other | ABV 16%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2026+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Adventurous Red Wine Drinkers|
|Occasion||Bourbon, BBQ & Friends|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ using code MIXSIX|