Three Wine Company 2016 Old Vines Field Blend
As winemaker for his brother's winery, Cline Cellars, Matt Cline became knows as one of California's top Zinfandel experts. Now at his own winery, Three Wine Company, Matt makes tiny amounts of fantastic Zins from historic Zinfandel Vineyards. His Contra Costa County Field Blend Red is luscious combination of ancient-vine Carignane (44%), Zinfandel (17%) Petite Sirah (14%), Mataro (19%), Alicante Bouschet (4%), and Black Malvoisie (2%). 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 and has the backbone to stand up to many types of food or cellar for up to a decade.