Lot 321 2010 California Field Blend

Lot 321
2010 California Field Blend

Gold Medal, 92 Points: Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
$15
Lot 321 has a wonderfully smoky nose interwoven with blueberry, raspberry and kirsch. The palate is deeply concentrated with silky tannins and a rich, multifaceted juicy finish.

Style: Medium, Fruity

Flavors: Blueberry, Raspberry

Cam Confidential

Field Blends are the result of a certain way of propagating vineyards in early 20th century California Viticulture wherein various vines were planted in a vineyard and the underperformers had their heads lopped off to be replaced by budwood from the best performers. Trial and Error or Darwinianism at its best if you will. Lot 321 is a fanciful interpretation of this technique but the result is anything but.

Lot 321, combines Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Carignane, is an exercise in gorgeously fruited, yet well structured wine that is a good reflection of the dirt from which it hails. This wine is the best of the old-world and the new, the classic and the updated…Purity of essence if you will. A phenomenal buy.

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