2016 Field Recordings “CHENIN” Chenin Blanc $20
A little bit more about: 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. In addition to the single vineyard wines, multi-vineyard blends are put together under the Wonderwall, Alloy Wine Works and FICTION labels.
Winery Tasting Notes: Sun-lit Ectoplasm color. Beautifully balanced aromas of Anjou pear, Meyer lemon, spiced apple and almond cookies filled by a striking palate of cardamom and Key Lime pie.
Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol Level: 11.9%
Cases Produced: 1000
Winemaker Name: Andrew Jones
Maturity: Drink Now – 2022
Pairings: Grilled or pan-seared Veal, Trout, Pork or Poultry. Soft Cheeses such as brie and gruyere. Mushrooms. Goes great w/ Sweet & Sour dishes.
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