This wine is an absolute steal at this price! A balanced Cabernet by Paso Robles standards, bright red fruits dominate the nose recalling dark cherry and damson plum. A nice dollop of spicy oak make things more interesting. The palate reveals deeper, darker fruit characters of currants and a wonderful cinnamon/clove/allspice character. The addition of Tempranillo definitely lifts the wine, making it more vibrant. Perfect wine for mixed grill, braised beef, or a cozy fireside rendezvous.
Fruit sourced from a 4 acres block of the MeMahon Vineyard in Paso Robles cropped at 1.2 tons/acre. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Tempranillo aged in 89% new French and 11% new American Oak barrels for 16 months. Total production was 225 cases.
From the winemaker:
Field Recordings is 35-year old winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.
The Field Recordings wines are a catalog of single vineyard sites that produces wines with a sense of place and personality.
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