Our Old Vines Field Blend is sourced from ancient vineyards in Contra Costa County and is a blend of 38% Carignane, 21% Petite Sirah, 19% Mataro,17% Zinfandel, and 5% Alicante Bouschet. All the grapes in this blend come from vineyard blocks with extremely sandy soils called Delhi Sandy Loam.
The grapes developed slowly and sugar development appeared to lag while the acidity remained vibrant. Ripeness was pushed to higher levels until the perfect balance was achieved resulting in luscious aromatics of blackberries, raspberries, violets and sweet herbs. The taste is rich, dense and chewy, packed with crushed black and red fruits, with a mouthfeel that is extravagantly lush and opulent.