1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel 2017
Batch 55 embodies an opulent vintage, which saw its fruit grow amid lush rainfall and balmy temperatures. Nuanced aromas of sun-baked raspberry, crushed blueberry, freshly-turned earth and hints of nutmeg swirl in the glass, segueing to a palate of jammy blackberries, clove and caramel. This blend showcases Zinfandel’s warm, luscious character, accentuated by time spent in our charred bourbon barrels, which lent a graceful, smoky finish to the wine.
"The 1000 Stories Zinfandel is a story of how it was, and how it is today. The wines deftly combine American and French oak with "California's Grape." The 2017 vintage is sumptuous and perfect with homegrown, American cuisine. This wine brings aromas and flavors that are distinctly California together. Pair its ripe berries and smoky oak with a backyard barbecue of chicken, pork, or beef." -92pts, Wilfred Wong