1000 Stories

1000 Stories

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 habaƱero 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!

Redditgifts Secret Santa 2016

I have participated in a few of the reddit gift exchanges over the years.  This year I was paired up with a secret Santa that bought me a very nice bottle of Port.

Taylor Fladgate 1966 Port

This 5-year-old port retails for $300.  The average gift’s value in the exchange is around $20.  I seem to have received one of the best gifts in the exchange. 

I will update when I have the right occasion to open it.