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Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Releases Buck Shack Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon


New release is aged in bourbon barrels.

Lower Lake, CA (September 27, 2018) – Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has announced the release of its 2016 Buck Shack Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Grown in Lake County, the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was first aged in traditional French and American oak barrels for 15 months, followed by 3 months in freshly emptied, or ‘wet’ Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The wine was then bottled in a clear Bourbon/Whiskey bottle and sealed with a custom-made cork.

“We thought aging our Cabernet Sauvignon in bourbon barrels was a perfect fit for our Buck Shack brand,” said Clay Shannon, Owner of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines.  “The Buck Shack is a 100-year-old deer-skinning shed, discovered on our property when we were clearing land for a vineyard.  We restored it and converted it into a whiskey bar on our property we call Sheep Camp.”

4000 cases were produced, with a retail price of $24.00 the wine is currently being rolled out nationwide.


The Shannon family is committed to preserving their land, not only for the great vineyard sites but also for the bear, elk, mountain lions, eagles and other creatures which live there. Of their approximately 2,500 acres, only about 45% have been converted to vineyards. The balance of the land has been preserved for the wildlife which wanders through the property from the expansive wilderness areas adjoining the ranches. The vineyards were carefully planned out, leaving corridors open to migrating animals and protecting sensitive nesting areas.

The Shannon Ridge Family of Wines portfolio includes Buck Shack, Cross Springs, Dalliance, High Valley, Playtime, Vigilance, Shannon Ridge, and Shannon Reserve.  www.shannonridge.com

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