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    Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Wine

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    Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Wine

    Our wines are grown in Lodi, California, which has a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings.

    Situated 100 miles directly east of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Delta, cool “delta breezes” provide the region with a reliable, natural air conditioning throughout the growing season.

    WINEMAKING

    Our bourbon barrel aged red wine is fermented in American stainless steel and then aged for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

    TASTING NOTES

    This bold blend of Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, and Merlot provide a deep ruby color with aromas of blackberry compote, leather and dusty dark chocolate. Bourbon barrel aging offers aromas of fire-toasted oak, baking spices, caramel and loose-leaf tobacco.

     

     

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  • Kentucky Straight Bourbon

    Kentucky Straight Bourbon

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    Agitator Bourbon is an excellent example of what we do best, break the mold to craft bold new flavors never tasted before.

    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

    Our Bourbon Whiskey is fermented and distilled in Kentucky from 21% rye and aged for two years in new charred white oak barrels like everyone else, BUT THEN we sent it over to California for some fun and rebellious activities! In California, it spent three months in oak barrels that recently housed California Cabernet Sauvignon, bring together two of our favorite things in a new way! The results, a rich and flavorful whiskey with complex aromas and a deep amber hue.

    TASTING NOTES

    So what do red wine barrels do to a Bourbon Whiskey?? They create a handsome deep amber hue with rich vanilla and baking spice aromas balanced by subtle vinous fruit aromatics that give a complexity that can be savored neat or crafted into your favorite cocktail (we break the rules, so we don’t plan on giving you any). On the palate, you’ll enjoy flavors of vanilla, caramel, clove, nutmeg and red fruits finished by long spice notes culminating with a satisfying dry tannic sensation.

    DETAILS

    Proof: 86.0

     

     

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    Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

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    Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

    Our wines are grown in Lodi, California, which has a classic Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool evenings.

    Situated 100 miles directly east of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the San Joaquin and Sacramento River Delta, cool “delta breezes” provide the region with a reliable, natural air conditioning throughout the growing season.

    WINEMAKING

    Our bourbon barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon is fermented in stainless steel and then aged for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels.

    TASTING NOTES

    This wine opens up with aromas of dark cherry, smoked vanilla and roasted coffee. Rich boysenberry pie, caramel and mocha flavor the palate. The bold structure from the charred American oak barrels lingers, finishing with soft, silky tannins.

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STEVEN DECOSTA

WINEMAKER

Steven leads a team of talented young winemakers who focus on creating wines with character that come from premier appellations and fruit. Working to ensure the highest level of winemaking standards are met, he also oversees research and development and introduces new technology that’s implemented across the winery. Steven uses his foundation of chemistry and microbiology to create wines with a varietal focus of aromatics and flavors that consumers will enjoy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Enology from California State Fresno. When Steven is not in the vineyard or production facility, you can find him traveling, cooking or reading philosophy.