The 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel appears a brilliant, garnet red color with a slight violet hue in the glass. Aromas of cranberries, prunes, Marcona almonds, toffee, oregano and thyme lead to a light to medium-bodied palate with soft tannin structure and lengthy finish.
Pair with BBQ pulled pork sándwich or BBQ ribs.
Lodi’s historic old-vine Zinfandel sites contribute the largest portion of this blend, along with fruit from Mendocino County and San Luis Obispo. Warm afternoons in Lodi enhance the berry flavors while fruit from the cooler coastal regions bring softer characteristics and balance.
In the bold tradition of 1000 Stories, Batch 88 was aged in French and American oak barrels, then finished in aged bourbon barrels. Our Zinfandel Batch 88 is light to medium bodied with a soft tannin structure and lengthy finish.
The layered flavors of Zinfandel coupled with our bold barrel ageing method result in notes of cranberries, prunes, Marcona almonds, toffee, oregano and thyme.