1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay
America’s bourbon barrel-aged wine, 1000 Stories is finished in charred barrels that once housed fine Kentucky bourbon—America’s iconic spirit. Born from pushing boundaries, 1000 Stories wines are made in batches, much like craft spirits, so that no one is alike. Each hand-selected lot is an expression of originality—a boldly spirited pursuit of doing things differently.
Batch-crafted and bourbon barrel-aged, 1000 Stories wines meld the best of Kentucky’s bourbon culture with California’s renowned winemaking heritage. Working with Kentucky distillers, winemaker Bob Blue selects bourbon barrels whose unique combination of age and charred finish adds to the wine’s complexity with hints of smoke, dried herbs and vanilla. Building on a strong foundation of quality fruit from notable vineyards in California, Bob fermented a portion of this Chardonnay in barrel—20% in French and American oak and 15% in bourbon barrels—before these lots underwent malolactic fermentation for added depth and a creamy mouthfeel. The balance of the wine was fermented in stainless steel to capture fresh apple and citrus character. Bob finished a portion of the wine in charred bourbon barrels before the final blend was assembled.
This rich Chardonnay brings distinct flavors of baked apple, lemon, wood spice and vanilla that deepen alongside notes of butterscotch and crème brûlée.
1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay Notes To Your Senses:
- APPEARANCE: Golden yellow
- AROMA: Tropical fruits, vanilla and oak
- TASTE: Baked apple, lemon, wood spice and vanilla that deepen alongside notes of butterscotch and crème brûlée
- FINISH: Lush and creamy
- ABV: 14.4%