When we set out to make Layer Cake Bourbon Barrel Cabernet, our goal was to take advantage of the great flavor in both the spirit and the charred oak barrels to add further depth and complexity of flavor to our award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon. We traveled across the best regions of California, eventually settling on two main vineyards; one in Sonoma County's Alexander Valley and one in sunny Paso Robles. The diversity of these two vineyards allows us to make a final blend that expresses the concentration, complexity and richness Layer Cake fans have come to expect.
After traditional aging in French Oak we allowed the Cabernet Sauvignon to age in old charred oak barrels from some America's finest bourbon distilleries to impart additional layers of flavor and a bolder and more intense character to our Cabernet Sauvignon. This Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon both truly expresses the depth and complexity of the grape as well as the additional vanilla, toasty oak influence of the bourbon and charred barrel that result from three months aging in these barrels. The result is a wine that is dense, rich, and jammed with scents of blackberry and vanilla and a long, mouth coating finish complimented by a hint of sweetness. Pair with beef, lamb, and game. (from the vintner)
CountryU.S.A.Region/StateCaliforniaTypeRedVintage2017Alcohol14.8%GrapeCabernet Sauvignon 89%, Petite Syrah 7%, Petite Verdot 3%, Syrah 1%