Shatter Expectations: Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters Introduces Sauvignon Blanc Aged in Ex-Tequila Barrels
It’s finally happened. The sky is starting to brighten, temperatures are beginning to rise, and it’s finally feeling like Spring. As you finally trade in your heavy reds in search of your go-to spring/summer drink, we want to share with you about a brand new wine that will shatter your expectations for spring whites — Cooper & Thief Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc.
This April, Cooper & Thief Cellarmasters, the mischievous brand known for challenging the norm of traditional winemaking, is set to release its first wine aged in ex-tequila barrels. Boasting aromatic fruit characters that give way to toasty vanilla flavors, the 2016 Cooper & Thief Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc (SRP: $29.99) is Cellarmaster Jeff Kasavan’s answer to the growing popularity of tequila and his passion for creating a new wine.
By aging sauvignon blanc — which boasts notes of classic citrus and spice that are reminiscent of a fine blue agave tequila — in ex-Casa Noble Añejo tequila barrels for three months, Kasavan has created a wine with unusual richness in the structure. It’s refreshing acidity makes it a perfect choice for warm-weather gatherings, and the subtle heat finish sets it aside from the sea of traditional Sauvignon Blancs.