Nose

Aromas of raspberry, blueberry and a hint of white pepper.

Palate

Flavors of strawberry and star anise. Medium bodied and wellbalanced, the velvety mouthfeel culminates with a lengthy, satisfying finish.

Growing Conditions

The 2015 vintage across California was one of the earliest harvested vintages in history. Colder temperatures in May caused uneven fruit set which resulted in a lower than average yield. Winemakers worked together with vineyard crews to ensure only the highest quality grapes were picked and crushed. Harvest began at the end of July and most growers were finished by mid-October.

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 2015 R Collection Field Blend elegantly brings together 6 core varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec and Petite Sirah for a wine that is layered and complex.

Appearance

A lovely crimson in the glass.