Field Recordings, Fiction Red
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Field Recordings, Fiction Red - 2020

Item # 46987 750mL
$18.96/ Single Bottle
$227.52 $204.77/ Case of 12
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Production Methods



Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

A blend of 10 different red grapes from 10 different vineyards, this dry red is a delicious hodgepodge. Vinified separately, some are whole-cluster fermented, and others undergo carbonic. An easy drinking, fruit-forward red with medium plus body and a touch of new oak. Pair with chorizo tacos.

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Staff Pick Notes

Some people believe that blends are not as good as single varietal wines. Maybe in blends you can't taste fully the characteristics of a single grape but in a blend the result can be harmonious and fully satisfying. Each varietal in a blend brings its own good quality. This wine is a blend of eleven grapes, where Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Petit Syrah are the most used. Andrew Jones worked for a long time in a vine nursery and spent a lot of time planting vineyards for farmers. He knows the Central Coast in California very well and found the places where the grape varieties used in this wine grew the best. This wine shows great quality, it's full-bodied and fruit forward. Simple and intense at the same time, showing notes of blueberries, blackberries and a bit of licorice. Delicious!


Astor's Glossary of Terms


California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.


Zinfandel is widely thought of as “America’s grape,” but in fact the variety is of Croatian origin, and is genetically extremely similar to Italian Primitivo, which thrives in the warmest parts of southern Italy. Like Primitivo, Zinfandel requires warm but not hot growing conditions, as its skins are relatively thin: this can cause its berries to shrivel into raisins if left on the vine a little...

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Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal...

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