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Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Wine Review

Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2018-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Stave & Steel Wine

Agent: Corby Spirit And Wine Limited

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A robust, smooth, tasty Californian red wine made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the Livermore Valley, a cool climate district. The wine is aged in bourbon barrels for four months rather than the oak usually used to age wine from France, Hungary or the US (but not bourbon oak). The bourbon oak staves (panels or strips of wood) impart a maple spice flavour to the wine, much like bourbon itself, with a brown sugar, vanilla toast finish. Aromas of ripe black fruit through the mid-palate. Pair with grilled meats.

This Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 was reviewed on April 1, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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  • BCLDB
  • 168209
  • $19.00 
  • 1,833 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dark ruby in colour with aromas of plum, dark cherry, vanilla and bourbon caramel. It is full bodied with medium tannins and medium-high acidity with favours of plum, cooked red fruit, vanilla and hints of brown sugar. The bourbon barrel staves add a pleseant and different dimension to this Cab Sauv. This will go great at your next BBQ with steak or burgers. Tasted on November 17, 2019.
Pam Hatton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Deep deep ruby colour with nose of red and black fruit. Plums, black currant, prunes, cumin. Fresh red fruit with vanilla and caramel. Full bodied with dry tannins and oaky finish.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Rich and robust! Aromas of blackberry, back plum, and caramel / vanilla notes. Full bodied and smooth on the palate, with ripe, jammy berries, and a hint of sweetness on the finish. Enjoy with ribs or anything with some BBQ sauce.

1 Member would buy this wine again

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