We release 1000 Stories Zinfandel in batches to reflect a unique mix of grape varieties, vineyards and bourbon barrels—no two batches are the same. This batch features rich cherry and boysenberry fruit highlighted by warm baking spice and dried plum, fig and date aromas, almost reminiscent of an Italian Amarone. Graphite and mineral notes are rounded by the soft, supple mouthfeel. The bourbon barrels in this batch give the wine a rich vanilla flavor that lingers on the finish with a touch of toast and smokiness.
The wine marries Mendocino’s historic old-vine Zinfandel sites with vineyards in Paso Robles, Lodi and Amador County. Zinfandel lends a generous core of ripe fruit, accented by fragrant notes of spice box and sautéed herbs, while Petite Sirah imparts considerable density, minerality and an unmistakeable ruby-purple hue. In signature 1000 Stories fashion, this batch was aged in traditional French and American oak, with a portion finished in charred bourbon barrels before the final blend was assembled.
Barrels & Aging
1000 Stories begins its aging like most Zinfandels: in wine barrels. Then, the tradition transitions to innovation. Bob selects a combination of new and used bourbon barrels to complete the aging process. Each batch is crafted individually and is unique in its final profile. Aging in bourbon barrels imparts characteristics of charred vanilla and dried herbs.
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