Cooper & Thief is a dark and jammy red blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Aging for three months in ex-bourbon barrels gives way to soft velvety tannins, with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor with a long, lingering finish. Vintage: The 2014 vintage came in early with loose clusters, small berries and intense ripe flavors. The warm summer resulted in even ripening and allowed the seeds to mature in step with the sugar development. The resulting wine showed excellent balance with soft, approachable tannin levels.