1000 Stories Chardonnay 2021

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THE CRAFT

Born in the spirit of innovation, 1,000 Stories wines takes a different approach to California’s renowned winemaking heritage. Our Chardonnay began its journey with quality wine grapes from California vineyards before being fermented and aged in American oak barrels. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, giving it an opulent, round mouthfeel. Working with American oak sourced from eastern Minnesota, Winemaker Sebastian Donoso carefully selected barrels toasted with a gradual increase in temperature, achieving a medium toast. This toasting process yields a profile that accentuates the barrel’s flavors and sweetness and imparts characteristics unique to American oak ageing. Sebastian expertly crafted the final blend to bring out the best characteristics from the 2021 vintage. The result is the perfect balance of classic Chardonnay and bold flavors that make 1000 Stories wines uniquely different.

THE WINE

This bold take on traditional California Chardonnay includes notes of yellow apple, marzipan and clove. Brilliant and pale yellow in color, the mouthfeel is creamy and round and gives a long-lasting finish. Our Chardonnay is crafted from vineyards around California, with a large portion coming from Monterey’s cool-climate Arroyo Seco region. The addition of American oak aging gives the wine its unique flavors of marshmallow, coconut oil and vanilla bean. Pair with grilled chicken, paella or creamy pastas.

1000 Stories Chardonnay 2019

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THE JOURNEY

A portion of the wine was fermented in oak barrels, lending a creamy texture to the wine. Quintessential Chardonnay notes of pear and baked apple are layered over a thread of tropical fruit, courtesy of a touch of Viognier in the blend. In signature 1000 Stories fashion, this Chardonnay was aged in traditional French and American oak, with a portion finished in seasoned bourbon barrels before the final blend was assembled.

THE WINE

Our 2019 Chardonnay reflects the classic California style: fuller bodied, richly textured and brimming with lush fruit flavors. Fresh notes of pear, pineapple and peach dominate the palate, framed by a baked-apple richness and a creamy mouthfeel. Bourbon barrel aging weaves a warm thread of dried herbs and cedar in the glass, culminating in a vanilla-caramel finish.

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1000 Stories Chardonnay 2020

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THE CRAFT

This Chardonnay melds the rich character of 1000 Stories’ bourbon barrel-aged wines with California’s most celebrated white grape variety. The 2020 vintage hails from coveted Chardonnay regions throughout the state, including the cool-climate vineyards of Monterey County. A portion of the blend was fermented in bourbon barrels, integrating complex bourbon and oak notes early on in the wine’s journey. A touch of Viognier brought a tropical fruit thread to its quintessential Chardonnay notes of pear and baked apple. In signature 1000 Stories fashion, this wine was aged in traditional French and American oak, with a portion finished in seasoned bourbon barrels before the final blend was assembled.

THE WINE

Our 2020 Chardonnay reflects the classic California style: full-bodied, richly textured and bursting with layers of bright fruit flavor. A palate of peach, pear and pineapple sets the stage for a baked-apple richness and creamy mouthfeel. Bourbon barrel aging weaves a warm thread of vanilla, crème brûlée and wood spice in the glass, culminating in a memorable butterscotch finish.

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