1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel 2017
|Region||California, North Coast, Mendocino|
The Tasting Panel
This bourbon barrel–aged Zin is a nod to two American icons: Zinfandel as California’s heritage grape and bourbon as the country’s signature spirit. It’s a marriage of 83% Zinfandel and 13% Petite Sirah (plus 4% other red grapes) with a bold character and aromas of boysenberry, maple syrup, and chocolate malt that stimulate the senses. Flavors of mountain brush, herbs, and sweet tobacco bathed in plum join forces with vanilla, cherry, and toasted cedar to tell a story on the palate. Ripe blackberry and a touch of white pepper make for a pleasing end to a juicy tale.