This Old Vine Field Blend is a luscious combination of ancient-vine Zinfandel (19%), Carignane (51%), Petite Sirah (17%), Mataro (12%), and Alicante Bouschet (1%). Each of these varietals contribute to the deep purple/black color and piercing, high-toned aromas of boysenberry, violets and dark plum. Massive on the attack, showing off all of its 100+-year-old-vine pedigree. Packed with crushed black fruits and black cherry liqueur, the finish remains firm and vibrant. Drink now (hard not to), or lay down for up to a decade. As with all these ancient-vine reds, oxygen is its friend.
The grapes developed slowly and sugar development appeared to lag while the acidity remained vibrant. Ripeness was pushed to higher levels until the perfect balance was achieved resulting in luscious aromatics of blackberries, raspberries, violets and sweet herbs. The taste is rich, dense and chewy, packed with crushed black and red fruits, with a mouthfeel that is extravagantly lush and opulent.