1000 Stories - Bourbon Barrel Aged Chardonnay Dry White Wine
A bold take on a California classic; flavors of peach, pear, vanilla and crème brûlée; partial bourbon barrel fermentation and aging accentuate depth and character.
This Chardonnay melds the rich character of 1000 Stories’ bourbon barrel-aged wines with California’s most celebrated white grape variety. The 2020 vintage hails from coveted Chardonnay regions throughout the state, including the cool-climate vineyards of Monterey County. A portion of the blend was fermented in bourbon barrels, integrating complex bourbon and oak notes early on in the wine’s journey. A touch of Viognier brought a tropical fruit thread to its quintessential Chardonnay notes of pear and baked apple. In signature 1000 Stories fashion, this wine was aged in traditional French and American oak, with a portion finished in seasoned bourbon barrels before the final blend was assembled.