“Campfire Red” is our sneaky way of bottling yet another knockout, underpriced bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon under our Pursuit label. Made by 100-point winemaker Tim Milos, this comes primarily from Oakville Ranch and Taplin Road fruit, both perfectly situated sites in the Vaca range above Oakville and St. Helena, where the neighbors—Bond’s Quella, for example—sell for many multiples of this price!
If you’ve been following the Bounty Hunter for a long time, by now you know that our “side hustle” is to “fruit-rustle.” We track down “great stuff” wherever it hides, but take particular pride in that which we call our own. For our Pursuit brand, we tap into our deep connections here in Wine Country and secure incredible juice from top houses. We start early in the process so that we can guide the finished product and ensure that it’s up to our exacting standards. While confidentiality agreements are involved, we assure you that the sources at our disposal are some of the absolute best in California (it’s good to have friends). You probably wouldn’t believe where this stuff was born, even if we could tell you.