Batch #001 of 1,000 Stories Bourbon barrel-aged Zinfandel was bottled October 29, 2014, signifying the melding of two American stories. The first is the story of the post-Gold Rush introduction of Zinfandel grapes to the state of California. The second story tells of the imprint of new Bourbon barrels (made from American oak). 1,000 Stories Zinfandel is aged in grand old bourbon barrels sourced from some of America’s classic bourbon producers. The wine has a deep, rich purple color. An intense raspberry fruit is on the nose, with black pepper spice and a touch of cloves and dried herbs. The palate is full with ripe tannins, big black and red fruits, followed by an array of spices. The wine finishes with a touch of warmth that lingers on and on.