Zinfandel

Bourbon Barrel-Aged

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel Batch #49

Batch #49

2016

Batch 49 began the aging process in traditional American and French oak barrels before being introduced to new bourbon barrels. The characteristic flavors from these sought-after vessels come through beautifully in Batch 49, imparting attractive smoky notes to the nose and palate. Richly flavored vanilla, dried herbs and a hint of caramel offer a lasting impression. For the last winemaking step, the wine was matured in used bourbon barrels–some as many as 13 years old–from a selection of America’s most celebrated distilleries. Over time, barrel-ageing polished the wine and lent further depth and complexity to its bold character.

A touch of Petite Sirah (14%) contributes deep color and enhances mouthfeel, while delivering a soulful minerality. On the palate, flavors of vanilla and sage spice feature alongside layered notes of red and black fruit, and old-fashioned licorice. True to form, 1000 Stories closes with a lengthy finish suggestive of kirsch-spiked liquid smoke.

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Vineyards

The wine marries Mendocino’s historic old-vine Zinfandel sites with vineyards in Paso Robles, Lodi and Amador County. Zinfandel lends a generous core of ripe fruit, accented by fragrant notes of spice box and sautéed herbs, while Petite Sirah imparts considerable density, minerality and an unmistakeable ruby-purple hue. In signature 1000 Stories fashion, this batch was aged in traditional French and American oak, with a portion finished in charred bourbon barrels before the final blend was assembled.

Barrels & Aging

1000 Stories begins its aging like most Zinfandels: in wine barrels. Then, the tradition transitions to innovation. Bob selects a combination of new and used bourbon barrels to complete the aging process. Each batch is crafted individually and is unique in its final profile. Aging in bourbon barrels imparts characteristics of charred vanilla and dried herbs.

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Batch #1

Zinfandel

Predominantly Zinfandel with Petite Sirah and Syrah This Mendocino County wine has received good scores from various critics: the 2014 vintage was given a score of 90 by Wine Enthusiast.

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Batch #2

Batch #2

Zinfandel

Batch #2 exceptionally smooth, with a ripe raspberry character indicative of Mendocino County’s sun-drenched Zinfandel vines. The bramble and berry palate is accented by a savory richness, layered over bourbon barrel notes of dried herbs and burnt vanilla.

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Batch #3

Batch #3

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel Batch #3 has a deep, rich purple color. Intense red fruits are on the nose with black pepper spice and a touch of cloves and dried herbs.

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Batch #4

Batch #4

Zinfandel

Batch #4 is the first release of the 2014 vintage and once again Mendocino Zinfandel plays a big role in the blend with classic old vineyards such as Sargentini and Rucker vineyards. Head trained and dry farmed, these vineyards give nice raspberry fruits.

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Batch #5

Batch #5

Zinfandel

Batch #5, black fruits with distinct notes of black pepper and even a bit of clove spice add complexity to the blend. Also new to this batch is the addition of Lodi Zinfandel, with its iconic bold flavors and big character.

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Batch #6

Batch #6

Zinfandel

Batch #6, 1,000 Stories is produced in small batches, much like premium bourbon. 31% of this blend comes from select parcels of old-vine, head-trained Zinfandel grown in Mendocino County, where some families’ vines date to the 1880’s.

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Batch #7

Batch #7

Zinfandel

Batch #7, 1,000 Stories is produced in small batches, much like premium bourbon. 31% of this blend comes from select parcels of old-vine, head-trained Zinfandel grown in Mendocino County, where some families’ vines date to the 1880’s.

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Batch #8

Batch #8

Zinfandel

Batch #8, 1,000 Stories is produced in small batches, much like premium bourbon. 31% of this blend comes from select parcels of old-vine, head-trained Zinfandel grown in Mendocino County, where some families’ vines date to the 1880’s.

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Batch #9

Batch #9

Zinfandel

Batch #9, 1,000 Stories is produced in small batches, much like premium bourbon. 31% of this blend comes from select parcels of old-vine, head-trained Zinfandel grown in Mendocino County, where some families’ vines date to the 1880’s.

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Batch #10

Batch #10

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine, this Batch #10 Mendocino (37%) provides the backbone of the blend; the old vineyards give tight tannins and red fruit and parries so well with Amador County Zinfandels (21%) with their big ripe flavors and herbal spices.

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Batch #11

Batch #11

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Wine, Batch #11, this Batch is grounded by old Zinfandel vineyards from Mendocino (42% of the blend). Head trained and dry farmed these vineyards give red fruit aromas and flavors of raspberry and cranberry.

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Batch #12

Batch #12

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Batch #12, this batch is rooted in Zinfandel vineyards from Mendocino (36% of the blend). Head trained and dry farmed, these vineyards provide bright red fruit aromas and flavors of raspberry and cranberry.

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Batch #13

Batch #13

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Batch #13, the majority of this batch’s zinfandel grapes come from Mendocino vineyards (42% of the blend). Head trained and dry farmed, these vineyards give bold red fruit aromas and flavors of raspberry and cranberry. From the Sierra Foothills of Amador county and the Shenandoah Valley (21%) comes the big ripe and spicy Zinfandels of that area.

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Batch #14

Batch #14

Zinfandel

1000 Stories, Batch #14 was born from the rugged old Zinfandel vineyards of Mendocino (46%). The free standing vines at these vineyards bestow the grapes with potent red fruit aromas along with flavors of cranberry and raspberry.

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Batch #15

Batch #15

Zinfandel

1000 Stories, Batch #15 is grounded by old Zinfandel vineyards from Mendocino (32% of the blend). Some of these vineyards are head trained and dry farmed and give red fruit aromas and flavors of raspberry.

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Batch #16

Batch #16

Zinfandel

1000 Stories, Batch #16 is forged from hardy old Zinfandel vineyards in Mendocino (40%). The free standing vines at these vineyards bestow the grapes with potent red fruit aromas along with flavors of cranberry and raspberry.

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Batch #17

Batch #17

Zinfandel

1000 Stories, Batch #17 is a balanced expression of Zinfandel sourced from robust old vineyards in Mendocino (29%) and Dry Creek Valley (25%).

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Batch #18

Batch #18

Zinfandel

1000 Stories, Batch #18 the wine marries Mendocino’s historic old-vine Zinfandel sites with vineyards in Paso Robles, Lodi and Amador County. Zinfandel lends a generous core of ripe fruit, accented ...

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Batch #19

Batch #19

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Batch #19, 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. These ...

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Batch #20

Batch #20

Zinfandel

Batch #20 the wine has a deep, rich purple color. Intense red fruits are on the nose with black pepper spice and a touch of cloves and dried herbs. The palate is full with ripe tannins, raspberry, cra...

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Batch #21

Batch #21

Zinfandel

Batch #21, 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. These choice vineyards lend the wine tremendous depth, classic structure and red fruit notes balanced by subtle spice.

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Batch #22

Batch #22

Zinfandel

1000 Stories, Batch #22, 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.

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Batch #23

Batch #23

Zinfandel

1000 Stories, Batch #23 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.

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Batch #24

Batch #24

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Batch #24, 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.

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Batch #25

Batch #25

Zinfandel

1000 Stories, Batch #25 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.

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Batch #26

Zinfandel

Batch 26, 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.

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Batch #27

Zinfandel

Batch #27, 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.

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Batch #28

Zinfandel

Batch #28, 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.

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Batch #29

Zinfandel

Batch #29, in another spectacular California vintage, Winemaker Bob Blue drew on a base of dry-farmed, head-trained Zinfandel vines

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Batch #30

Zinfandel

Batch #30, 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.

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Batch #31

Batch #31

Zinfandel

Batch #31, 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.

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Batch #32

Batch #32

Zinfandel

Batch #32 the characteristic char from these sought-after vessels imparted attractive smoky notes to the nose and palate, where the lasting impression is of richly flavored vanilla, dried herbs and a hint of caramel.

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Batch #33

Batch #33

Zinfandel

Hedonistic, juicy Zinfandel from Lodi (11%) brings round tannins and opulent notes of dark fruit to the 2015 1000 Stories Zinfandel.

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Batch #34

Zinfandel

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.

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Batch #35

Zinfandel

Batch #35, 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.

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Batch #36

Zinfandel

Batch #36, 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. These choice vineya...

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Batch #37

Batch #37

Zinfandel

Batch #37, 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.

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Batch #38

Batch #38

Zinfandel

Batch #38, 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. These choice vineyards lend the wine tremendous depth, classic structure and red fruit notes balanced by subtle spice. Hedonistic, juicy Zinfandel from Lodi (11%) brings round tannins and opulent notes of dark fruit to the 2015 1000 Stories Zinfandel.

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Batch #39

Batch #39

Zinfandel

Batch #39, 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.

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Batch #40

Zinfandel

Batch #40 the characteristic char from these sought-after vessels imparted attractive smoky notes to the nose and palate, where the lasting impression is of richly flavored vanilla, dried herbs and a hint of caramel.

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Batch #41

Batch #41

Zinfandel

Batch #41, 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.

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Batch #42

Batch #42

Zinfandel

Batch #42 is dominated by a rich vanilla character, courtesy of our seasoned bourbon barrels. Juicy notes of cherry, plum and cassis are balanced by a savory hint of smoked meat, culminating in a burnt-sugar finish.

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Batch #43

Batch #43

Zinfandel

Batch #43, 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.

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Batch #44

Batch #44

Zinfandel

Batch #44 –– the wine marries Mendocino’s historic old-vine Zinfandel sites with vineyards in Paso Robles, Lodi and Amador County. Zinfandel lends a generous core of ripe fruit, accented by frag...

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Batch #46

Batch #46

Zinfandel

Batch #46 is a 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.

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Batch #47

Batch #47

Zinfandel

Batch #47 features fruit from the celebrated Paso region—often compared to France’s Rhône Valley, renowned for full-bodied, spicy reds—lend Batch 47 ripe, soulful notes of cherry licorice and black pepper.

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Batch #48

Batch #48

Zinfandel

Batch #48 Winemaker Bob Blue drew on a base of heritage Mendocino County (33%) and Paso Robles (33%) vineyards for this bold and texturally layered Zinfandel.

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Batch #49

Batch #49

Zinfandel

Batch 49, imparts smoky notes to the nose and palate. Richly flavored vanilla, dried herbs and a hint of caramel offer a lasting impression.

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Batch #50

Batch #50

Zinfandel

Batch #50 is 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.

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Batch #51

Batch #51

Zinfandel

Batch 51, winemaker Bob Blue drew on a base of dry-farmed, head-trained Zinfandel vines from Mendocino County to craft this nuanced red.

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Batch #52

Batch #52

Zinfandel

Batch 52 delivers delicious notes of baked fig, blackcurrant, clove, toffee and pipe tobacco. A portion of the wine was aged in older bourbon barrels for three months—a touch longer than previous batches—melding Zinfandel’s complex character with hints of vanilla and char.

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Batch #54

Batch #54

Zinfandel

Batch 54 grants a full range of stone fruit, from candied apricot to Bing cherry, alongside luscious berries.

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Batch #55

Batch #55

Zinfandel

Batch 55 embodies an opulent vintage, which saw its fruit grow amid lush rainfall and balmy temperatures.

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Batch #56

Batch #56

Zinfandel

Batch 56, which marries grapes grown throughout California in 2017’s warm and rainy climate, shows ripe, abundant fruit and spice.

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Batch #57

Batch #57

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Batch 57 release from 2017 delivers heady notes of baked fig, blackcurrant, clove, toffee and pipe tobacco.

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Batch #58

Batch #58

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Batch 58 baked fig, black currant, cinnamon and clove bound from the glass in a mosaic of aromas, segueing to a silken and spiced palate of blueberry compote, toffee and pipe tobacco.

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Batch #59

Batch #59

Zinfandel

Batch 59 is a release from 2017, a vintage characterized by a warmer-than-usual climate, which allowed the grapes to ripen to their signature richness.  Batch 59 is a full-bodied, rich wine with ripe fruit notes of dried cherry and bramble. A thread of vanilla spice, mocha and butterscotch hints at the character of our older bourbon barrels.

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Batch #60

Batch #60

Zinfandel

Batch 60 is a release from 2017, a vintage characterized by a warmer-than-usual climate, which allowed the grapes to ripen to their signature richness.

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2017 Zinfandel - Batch 61

2017 Zinfandel - Batch 61

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Zinfandel is a bourbon barrel-aged red wine, with bold flavors of red berries, spice, and smoky caramel notes from finishing in bourbon barrels.

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2017 Zinfandel - Batch 61

2017 Zinfandel - Batch 61

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Zinfandel is a bourbon barrel-aged red wine, with bold flavors of red berries, spice, and smoky caramel notes from finishing in bourbon barrels.

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2018 Zinfandel - Batch 66

2018 Zinfandel - Batch 66

Zinfandel
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2016 Zinfandel - Batch 42

2016 Zinfandel - Batch 42

Zinfandel

VINEYARDS Bob sources grapes from premium vineyards throughout California, selecting parcels which are most expressive. Mendocino County is celebrated for Zinfandel, so Bob considers Mendo...

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2016 Zinfandel - Batch 52

2016 Zinfandel - Batch 52

Zinfandel

VINEYARDS Bob sources grapes from premium vineyards throughout California, selecting parcels which are most expressive. Mendocino County is celebrated for Zinfandel, so Bob considers Mendo...

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2017 Zinfandel - Batch 57

2017 Zinfandel - Batch 57

Zinfandel

VINEYARDS Bob sources grapes from premium vineyards throughout California, selecting parcels which are most expressive. Mendocino County is celebrated for Zinfandel, so Bob considers Mendo...

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2017 Zinfandel - Batch 62

2017 Zinfandel - Batch 62

Zinfandel

VINEYARDS Bob sources grapes from premium vineyards throughout California, selecting parcels which are most expressive. Mendocino County is celebrated for Zinfandel, so Bob considers Mendo...

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2018 Zinfandel - Batch 66

2018 Zinfandel - Batch 66

Zinfandel

VINEYARDS Bob sources grapes from premium vineyards throughout California, selecting parcels which are most expressive. Mendocino County is celebrated for Zinfandel, so Bob considers Mendo...

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Batch #63

Batch #63

Zinfandel

Batch #63—the first of 2018’s bountiful vintage—is nicely balanced, with plenty of spice and fruit-forward character on the palate. Classic Zinfandel flavors of ripe cherry and dark bramble fruit are balanced by charred bourbon barrel accents of toffee, nutmeg and vanilla for a deep, rich finish.

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Batch #64

Batch #64

Zinfandel

Batch #64 leads with a spicy, bold structure, framed by a thread of red plum and dark cassis.

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Batch #65

Batch #65

Zinfandel

Batch #65 offers an exceptionally smooth wine with layered notes of dark berry, ripe fig and mocha. Our bourbon barrels gave the wine its warm notes of dried orange, brown sugar and elegant cognac.

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Batch #66

Batch #66

Zinfandel

Batch 66—the first from 2018’s bountiful vintage—is complex and rich. A palate of ripe cherry, red plum and dark bramble berry is balanced by a caramel and toasted-vanilla creaminess. A portion ...

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Batch #67

Batch #67

Zinfandel

Batch 67 offers classic Zinfandel notes of raspberry, blueberry and tobacco on the palate, layered over a bourbon-barrel thread of caramel, vanilla and smoky hazelnut.

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Batch #69

Batch #69

Zinfandel

Batch #69 is defined by rich, ripe fruit and a hint of bourbon-barrel char.

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Batch #70

Batch #70

Zinfandel

Batch #70 is incredibly complex with layered aromas of plum and raspberry, framed by classic Zinfandel notes of black pepper spice and clove. We finished a portion of the wine in older bourbon barrels—with a touch of more heavily charred first-fill barrels—lending a smoky character to the finish.

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Batch #71

Batch #71

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Batch 71-from the excellent 2018 vintage-is exceptionally smooth, with a ripe raspberry character.

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2018 Zinfandel - Batch 72

2018 Zinfandel - Batch 72

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Batch #73

Batch #73

Zinfandel

Batch #73 is dominated by a rich vanilla character, courtesy of our seasoned bourbon barrels. Juicy notes of cherry, plum and cassis are balanced by a savory hint of smoked meat, culminating in a burnt-sugar finish.

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Batch #74

Batch #74

Zinfandel

Batch #74 delivers juicy layers of plum, cherry and blackberry woven over a thread of black pepper spice. Two months of bourbon barrel aging lends vanilla and whiskey accents in the glass, culminating in a warm caramel finish.

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Batch #75

Batch #75

Zinfandel

Batch 75 shows great depth of flavor with notes of raspberry and blackberry jam layered over a savory thread of smoked meat and spice. Bourbon barrel accents of vanilla, butterscotch and charred oak give the wine a richly textured finish.

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Batch #76

Batch #76

Zinfandel

We release 1000 Stories Zinfandel in batches to reflect a unique mix of grape varieties, vineyards and bourbon barrels—no two batches are the same. Batch 76 has Zinfandel’s classic bramble berry n...

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Batch #77

Batch #77

Zinfandel

Batch 77 opens with complex notes of raspberry, stewed cherry and cassis, layered over a thread of smoked meat and tobacco.

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Batch #78

Batch #78

Zinfandel

This batch features rich cherry and boysenberry fruit highlighted by warm baking spice and dried plum, fig and date aromas, almost reminiscent of an Italian Amarone.

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Batch #79

Batch #79

Zinfandel

This Zinfandel batch features rich, jammy fruit with concentrated spice framing red and black berry fruit highlighted by warm baking spices like cloves and cinnamon.

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2018 Zinfandel - Batch 81

2018 Zinfandel - Batch 81

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2018 Zinfandel - Batch 82

2018 Zinfandel - Batch 82

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Zinfandel is a bourbon barrel-aged red wine, with bold flavors of red berries, spice, and smoky caramel notes from finishing in bourbon barrels.

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2018 Zinfandel - Batch 82

2018 Zinfandel - Batch 82

Zinfandel

1000 Stories Zinfandel is a bourbon barrel-aged red wine, with bold flavors of red berries, spice, and smoky caramel notes from finishing in bourbon barrels.

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2020 Zinfandel - Batch 83

2020 Zinfandel - Batch 83

Zinfandel

A groundbreaking Zinfandel blended with Petite Sirah for added color and depth; flavors of red and black fruit, vanilla and sage; labeled by batch in a nod to the wine’s origins.

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2020 Zinfandel - Batch 85

2020 Zinfandel - Batch 85

Zinfandel

A groundbreaking Zinfandel blended with Petite Sirah for added color and depth; flavors of red and black fruit, vanilla and sage; labeled by batch in a nod to the wine’s origins.

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1000 Stories Zinfandel 2020 - Batch 86

1000 Stories Zinfandel 2020 - Batch 86

Zinfandel

A groundbreaking Zinfandel blended with Petite Sirah for added color and depth; flavors of red and black fruit, vanilla and sage; labeled by batch in a nod to the wine’s origins.

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