Robert Mondavi Private Selection, 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Aged in Bourbon Barrels

From my apartment, I have a bird's eye view of the bustling street below. Sometimes I like to sit near my window and people watch, noticing just how much my town has changed since I grew up here. My friend joking said I should refer to myself as Wino in the Window because of this. I told her that limited how often and where I could drink my wine, so Wino on a Budget stuck instead. 

Its no secret that I love red wine, but my second love is bourbon. I think it's because it was my dad's drink of choice growing up, but my go to drink at a bar is a bourbon old fashion. This wine caught my eye because it has been aed in bourbon barrels. I love oaky and smoky flavors, so I could only imagine how that would influence a cabernet sauvignon. This wine brings both an oaky and smoky flavor, with vanilla and blackberries to round out this full cabernet sauvignon. I will definitely be buying this again and stocking up to keep some readily available on my shelf. 

  • Wine: Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon Aged in Bourbon Barrels
  • Year: 2015
  • Region: Coastal California
  • Cost: $14.99 
  • Where to Buy: QFC grocery