1000 Stories

Small Batch Bourbon Barrel Aged California Zinfandel

8.9254 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Pretty smooth for a zin.

Pretty smooth for a zin.

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2017
Randy Fuller

The 1000 Stories Zinfandel is very dark looking and smelling. And tasting, too. Plum and blackberry flavors get a savory working over from the bourbon barrels, but not as much as I had feared. Or hoped. I don't know which way to lean on this kind of oak influence. On the one hand, too much oak is bad. On the other, too much bourbon oak might be just enough. The savory streak plays through on the palate with a hint of that bourbon-laced oak pushing it along. There’s vanilla, pepper and leathery cherry as well

The 1000 Stories Zinfandel is very dark looking and smelling. And tasting, too. Plum and blackberry flavors get a savory working over from the bourbon barrels, but not as much as I had feared. Or hoped. I don't know which way to lean on this kind of oak influence. On the one hand, too much oak is bad. On the other, too much bourbon oak might be just enough. The savory streak plays through on the palate with a hint of that bourbon-laced oak pushing it along. There’s vanilla, pepper and leathery cherry as well

Dec 3rd, 2016
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

7.9

Vinegar and plum compote on the nose, bitter, alcoholic blueberry cough meds on the palate.

Vinegar and plum compote on the nose, bitter, alcoholic blueberry cough meds on the palate.

Mar 11th, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.7

Huge fruit with warm caramel and vanilla. Would love a bit more spice to break up all this mouth numbing fruit, but wutcha gonna do? Nice wine.

Huge fruit with warm caramel and vanilla. Would love a bit more spice to break up all this mouth numbing fruit, but wutcha gonna do? Nice wine.

Mar 7th, 2016
Justin Wade

Good, but kinda sweet. Not sure I'd get again.

Good, but kinda sweet. Not sure I'd get again.

Nov 20th, 2018
Simon Weston

1 year later and the ripe black fruits are still present but the bourbon seems to be more powerful now and overall its less enjoyable.

1 year later and the ripe black fruits are still present but the bourbon seems to be more powerful now and overall its less enjoyable.

Nov 12th, 2018
Erin Lea

🐃🍷

🐃🍷

Jul 19th, 2018
Carson Nutting

Buy again

Buy again

Feb 15th, 2018
Matthew Youngs

That's nice. Jammy flavors are complemented by the barrel aging. Smooth and super drinkable. A pleasant fruity finish lingers too.

That's nice. Jammy flavors are complemented by the barrel aging. Smooth and super drinkable. A pleasant fruity finish lingers too.

Jan 7th, 2018
DAL 9000

Big Dark fruit aroma. Mild woody plum fruit upfront with a clove dry middle and a quick dry finish.

Big Dark fruit aroma. Mild woody plum fruit upfront with a clove dry middle and a quick dry finish.

Jan 5th, 2018