1000 Stories is an amazing small batch Zinfandel made by Bob Blue out of California. This wine retails at my local shop for right around $20.
The wine is unique because it is aged in bourbon barrels. The winemaker says this promotes the flavors of charred vanilla, dried herbs, and a hint of caramel. I am not the best in tasting specific flavors in wine. I somewhat taste some habañero mixed in with the darker flavors.
The alcohol on this wine is 15.6% which is a little high for me. I typically prefer lower alcohol wines, however, this one doesn’t bother me. It feels balanced by the stronger flavors.
Tonight’s pairing is with steak and lobster. Happy Valentine’s Day!