Nose

Aromas of raspberry, cherry and a hint of anise.

Palate

Flavors of strawberry and blueberry. Medium bodied and well-balanced, the velvety mouthfeel culminates with a lengthy, satisfying finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2016 vintage across California was a nearperfect growing season. A mild winter and spring led to a steady mild July and August, followed by warm days at the end of the season for the perfect ripeness. With warm days and cool nights in the summer, grape growers were able to maintain ideal acid levels with balanced, concentrated fruit flavors.

Winemaking

The R Collection Field Blend harkens back to the early days in California viticulture when vineyards had several different varietals planted together, and an entire vineyard would be harvested and vinified together, often producing remarkably unique wines from multiple varietals. Our winemaking team has revived this tradition of blending multiple varietals together to produce a standout wine. The 2016 R Collection Field Blend elegantly brings together 5 core varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot and Merlot for a wine that is layered and complex.

Appearance

A lovely crimson in the glass.