1000 Stories California Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel 2020
1000 Stories California Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel 2018
America’s bourbon barrel-aged wine, 1000 Stories is finished in charred barrels that once housed fine Kentucky bourbon—America’s iconic spirit. Born from pushing boundaries, 1000 Stories wines are made in batches, much like craft spirits, so that no one is alike. Each hand-selected lot is an expression of originality—a boldly spirited pursuit of doing things differently.
Batch-crafted and bourbon barrel-aged, 1000 Stories wines meld the best of Kentucky’s bourbon culture with California’s renowned winemaking heritage. Working with Kentucky distillers, winemaker Bob Blue selects bourbon barrels whose unique combination of age and charred finish adds to the wine’s complexity with hints of smoke, dried herbs and vanilla. Building on a strong foundation of quality fruit from notable vineyards in California, including historic old-vine sites, Bob ferments the grapes in French and American oak before finishing a portion in charred bourbon barrels expressly suited for each batch. The final blend is then assembled.
Mendocino County’s sunny, warm vineyards contribute the largest portion of this blended with Petite Sirah, along with grapes from Lodi and Paso Robles. Batch 83 aged in traditional French and American oak barrels, and a portion aged in new and used bourbon barrels, adding both complexity and flavor to the wine. Batch 83 is a transparent fruit-forward style Zinfandel with juicy red fruit flavors like strawberry, raspberry and black cherry. The wine is plush and soft in the mouth supported by a mouthwatering acidity and warmth of the extra touch of residual alcohol, vanilla, coconut and toffee notes contributed by bourbon barrel aging.
BOB BLUE, WINEMAKER
TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.58g/100mL pH: 3.67
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.68g/100mL ALCOHOL: 15.5%