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1000 Stories 'Bourbon Barrel-Aged' Zinfandel Red Wine California, Bold & Smoky 75cl

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Batch 34, in another spectacular California vintage, Winemaker Bob Blue drew on a base of dry-farmed, head-trained Zinfandel vines from Mendocino County to craft this nuanced red. The layered flavors of Zinfandel coupled with our bold barrel ageing method result in notes of cranberries, prunes, Marcona almonds, toffee, oregano and thyme.

In the bold tradition of 1000 Stories, Batch 88 was aged in French and American oak barrels, then finished in aged bourbon barrels. Rounding out the blend are some Zinfandels from Colusa County, Syrah from PasoRobles and Petite sirah from Mendocino.Dry-farmed, head-trained Zinfandel vines from Mendocino imbue depth, classic structure and red fruit notes to the blend, while premium coastal grapes from the Paso Robles AVA lend polished tannins, depth of structure and enticing aromas of Asian spices and cherry licorice. I watch and love business guru Gary Vaynerchuck who initially started his media career selling wine.

In every bottle you’ll find journeys, encounters, people and places—stories that stoke the roaming spirit in all of us so that once our glasses are finished, we set out once again to create the next chapter in our stories.

We've selected new and used bourbon barrels for these small batches of Zinfandel, which impart characteristics specific to these barrels: charred vanilla, dried herbs and a hint of caramel. Batch 54 grants a full range of stone fruit, from candied apricot to Bing cherry, alongside luscious berries. In addition, Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel (5%) rounds out the batch with its complexity black fruits and a distinct black pepper.

History Years ago, when I was just starting out as a winemaker, it was almost unheard of to get French oak wine barrels and American oak barrels, were for whisky, not wine.My usual favourite is the McManis Petit Syrah and I didn't think I'd find anything that came close, but this wine is absolutely gorgeous. Information and statements about products are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. Regional Information: Individual lots for this intriguing wine started with the dry-farmed, head-trained Zinfandel vines from Mendocino County, Lodi and Paso Robles Vineyards.

You can make anyone feel a certain emotion or think nearly any thought you want as long as you couch it in a riveting story or entertainment.From the Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley and Russian River sub-appellations(31%) comes the complexity of black fruits and a distinct black pepper spiced Zinfandels. Zinfandel flavors of strawberry, raspberry, dark cherry and violet are complemented by notes of vanilla bean, coconut oil, caramel, white pepper and dry herbs.

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