Gold Rush Red 2019:
The California Gold Rush was a period of courage, bravado and curiosity. It was with these characteristics in mind that we crafted Gold Rush Red. Grapes chosen from the golden hills and valleys of California were blended to create this bold, adventurous testament to that intrepid spirit.
“Years ago, when I was just starting out as a winemaker, it was almost unheard of to get French oak wine barrels and American oak barrels were for whisky, not wine. But we still needed barrels to age our wine, so we purchased new and used bourbon barrels. Today, American and French oak wine barrels are commonplace, so the inspiration for 1,000 Stories is a nod to the way things were.” - BOB BLUE, WINEMAKER
This Red Blend leads with the velvety-smooth texture of Merlot and the subtle style of Pinot Noir, uniting ripe raspberry and blackberry notes with a thread of cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Petite Sirah lends a deep purple hue and pleasing minerality to the blend, while Zinfandel rounds out the wine’s luscious core of berry and spice. This red blend culminates in a bourbon-barrel finish of dried herbs and charred vanilla.