Robert Mondavi 2014 Private Selection Aged in Bourbon Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon (Monterey County)

This wine gets a bonus for venturing into new territory, aging Cab in used Bourbon barrels. The result is far from perfect, but not as gimmicky as one might assume. Aromas of leathery blackberry, cedar, roasted pasilla chile and tons of caramel lead into flavors of cocoa, coconut and caramel on the creamy, peppery palate. Matt Kettmann

Print a Shelf Talker Label
  • Alcohol
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
  • Date Published
  • User Avg Rating
User Reviews
By Eldix

Smells of blackberry and cherry, with a bit of a leathery, earthy tone. Taste has a strong cherry and cocoa mix, but is excessively bitter. It's not the worst cabernet sauvignon I have had, but it's in the running.

- (04-07-2019) - 63

When you buy something through our link, we may earn a small commission. Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. Read more about our policy.
Blind tasting icons How We Blind Taste