2015 Sidebar Red BlendBlend from United States
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Traditional Zinfandel palate weight, not too heavy, with the added complexity of the other varietals. vintage notes Winter 2015 was the warmest on record, resulting in earl...
- 89-90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 90 Wine Enthusiast
89-90 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2015 Red Field Blend is a Zinfandel-based wine with lovely up front fruit. Drink it over the next few years, while the flavors remain juicy and vibrant."
90 Wine Enthusiast
"Made by David Ramey, this blend of 80% Zinfandel, 11% Alicante and 9% Petite Sirah impresses in its fruit-forward approachability and all-around likability. Earthy, it teases in dark cherry, vanilla and milk-chocolate flavors, the texture smoothly etched in fine leather."
Traditional Zinfandel palate weight, not too heavy, with the added complexity of the other varietals. vintage notes Winter 2015 was the warmest on record, resulting in early budbreak. Cooler, wetter weather in spring months slowed development, however, leading to a challenging, extended bloom period. The resulting uneven fruit set translated to a small crop and smaller berries with very concentrated flavors. Weather throughout the summer growing season was consistently warm, bringing on a very early harvest. winemaking Native yeast, 19-day fermentation and maceration. Pressed and barrelled down before native malolactic fermentation. Aged sur lies in neutral oak barrels for 14 months; bottled unfiltered.
|Sub-Region||California Red Blend|
89-90 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
90 - Wine Enthusiast
|Varietal(s)||Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah|
|Taste||jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, boysenberry, cranberry, licorice, dark ripe cherry, dark berry, spice, dark berry fruit and high tannin|
|Nose||candy, vanilla, oak, smoke, tar, musk, mushroom, dark berry, black cherry, plum, spice, currant, blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry and jam|