Reviewed on 2019-09-17
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Rating 82
Style Red
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Central Valley
California
USA
ABV 13.9%
Price $17.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Drinking Outside the Lines, Host/Hostess Gifting, Wine Cocktails

Drink If You Like

Malbec, Merlot , Pinot Noir

Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Review

I am confused. This is a Cab but I don’t recognize any characteristics that would tell me so. This wine was aged in bourbon barrels which covers most of the inherent aromas of the grape. What is left is a wine with aromas of intense vanilla and charred wood. The wine is void of a tannin structure, which is crazy for Cab, and could be mistaken for an oak-y merlot. The palate is lean and sweet, making you lick your chops after every sip. It’s under $17 so if you're curious about this new style this bottle is a safe guinea pig.

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Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
I am confused. This is a Cab but I don’t recognize any characteristics that would tell me so. This wine was aged in bourbon barrels which covers most of the inherent aromas of the grape. What is left is a wine with aromas of intense vanilla and charred wood. The wine is void of a tannin structure, which is crazy for Cab, and could be mistaken for an oak-y merlot. The palate is lean and sweet, making you lick your chops after every sip. It’s under $17 so if you're curious about this new style this bottle is a safe guinea pig.

Reviewed On: 09-17-2019
82
POINTS
Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
I am confused. This is a Cab but I don’t recognize any characteristics that would tell me so. This wine was aged in bourbon barrels which covers most of the inherent aromas of the grape. What is left is a wine with aromas of intense vanilla and charred wood. The wine is void of a tannin structure, which is crazy for Cab, and could be mistaken for an oak-y merlot. The palate is lean and sweet, making you lick your chops after every sip. It’s under $17 so if you're curious about this new style this bottle is a safe guinea pig.

Reviewed On: 09-17-2019