Ottawa, ON

November 2016

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon.

Matt’s review: This limited release Private Selection label Cabernet Sauvignon from iconic Californian winery, Robert Mondavi, is one you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re a big fan of California Cab and Kentucky Bourbon! Robert Mondavi winery crafted this 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from grapes grown in Southern Monterey County and do they ever burst with notes of sweet dark berries, dark cherry, chocolate, espresso, and vanilla each in great concentration. The wine spent the better part of a year in Bourbon barrels which is to thank for its rich and juicy texture with noticeable youthful tannins making this a great wine to enjoy with BBQ grilled meat. The Bourbon barrel influence gives this popular style of wine an extra dimension that’s sure to be enjoyed by many especially when paired with baby back ribs, or to finish a fine meal with a decadent cinnamon chocolate torte with whipped cream on top – now we’re talking! Enjoy 2016-2020. Tasted November 2016. 90 points. Matt Steeves –

Buy this Bourbon-influenced Californian Cabernet at LCBO here $20.95