The year was 1924. It was the heart of the Prohibition Era and wine’s darkest hour when it was outlawed and deemed unconstitutional. It was also the year our family first planted vineyards in California and farmed grapes that were sold to friends and neighbors.
During an era of gangsters and speakeasies, Americans would not be denied their favorite beverages. Daring drinkers sipped wine on the sly and found a loophole allowing doctors to prescribe Bourbon.
In honor of that bold time, two onceforbidden favorites come together to inspire our 1924 Bourbon Barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon.
Crafted with fullbodied Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Bourbon Barrels, this liberal wine is layered with suggestions of blackberry, black currant and warm spice with notes reminiscent of Bourbon: butterscotch, brown sugar and toasted oak.
Enjoy this fullbodied wine with hearty sweet or smoky dishes: Savory baconwrapped filet alongside maple pecan sweet potatoes or grilled, pecansmoked beef tenderloin.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were picked at optimal ripeness based on a combination of winemaker evaluation, vineyard condition and an eye on weather. The fruit is harvested in the cool of the night and delivered to the winery to be destemmed into fermentation tanks. Once the wine is made, a portion is aged in Bourbon Barrels for more than two months.
A portion of the wine is aged in bourbon barrels for more than two months.