Make Robert Mondavi's bourbon barrel-aged wine cocktail

This bourbon barrel-aged red from Robert Mondavi is the perfect whiskey sour accompaniment – and might make you wonder why every cocktail isn't a wine cocktail.


Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 0 minutes

Cocktails are fun, but, let's face it, opening a bottle a wine is a lot easier. Luckily for grape-loving mixologists, there are plenty of delicious ways to combine the two. For Robert Mondavi Private Selection, a brand backed behind a world renowned name that's been innovating with spirits-aged wines, wine cocktails are the natural next step.

Robert Mondavi Private Selection’s Bourbon-Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon takes things to a whole new level. It’s California heritage linked to expressive wines meets southern traditions. Using the time-honoured tradition of aging fine bourbon in oak casks, this bold red oozes with character and flavour thanks to its time spent in barrels from a renowned Kentucky distillery.

In your glass, you'll spot toasted oak, vanilla and blackberry pie which hints at the bourbon that once filled the casks. There's a reason it's the top selling California Bourbon Barrel Aged Cab Sauvignon in Canada – so if you want to pair it with barbecued meats or enjoy on its own this summer, we get it. But just a spoon of the rich Californian red can take classic cocktails like the whiskey sour up a notch. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon-Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon also goes great in a Negroni, or try their NEW addition to the Spirit Barrel-Aged Wine lineup, a deep in flavour Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot that recently launched at the LCBO.

Pick up a bottle of Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.95) to start your wine cocktail journey today.  


  • 1 oz Robert Mondavi Private Selection
    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup


  1. Combine simple syrup, lemon, and bourbon in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain over ice and gently pour wine over the back of a spoon for a floater.