Posts Tagged Field Stone

2008 Field Stone ‘Staten Family Reserve’ Petite Sirah Port, Alexander Valley

Opaque purple/black color. Aromas of concentrated blackberry jam, pectin, black pepper, menthol and a note of nuttiness. The wine thickly coats the palate, with the jammy black fruit picking up some chocolate. Aging for 12 to 20 years should yield a... Read more

2008 Field Stone Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Field Stone Cabernets may not get much name recognition from the younger generation of oenophiles, but we Silverbacks of the wine jungle know of and appreciate its storied heritage. Back in the 1960s and ’70s, the Cabernet vineyards were planted... Read more

2010 Field Stone Syrah, Marion’s Block, Alexander Valley

Opaque purple/black color. Classic aromas of black pepper and a whiff of bacon fat, along with a fleeting scent of dark flowers, lead to ample dark berry compote. Juicy in the mouth, showing black fruit jam laced with a streak of pepper. This is a... Read more

2008 Field Stone Merlot, André’s Block, Alexander Valley

Translucent dusty ruby color. The perfumed nose offers up warm, rich aromas of cherry liqueur and licorice, accented by menthol and cocoa butter. The cherry fruit shows sweet in the mouth, then tails off into black licorice and earthy, gripping... Read more

2010 Field Stone Sangiovese, Lucio’s Block, Alexander Valley

Translucent dark garnet color. The pleasant nose delivers fresh, sharp, briary raspberry preserves, along with green-edged peppercorn notes. The mouth shows juicy, tart berry fruit with drying tannins at the end. This is a wine that demands food... Read more

2009 Field Stone Merlot, Alexander Valley

Translucent medium ruby color, with violet shadings. There is a prickly, bell pepper edge to the dark raspberry fruit, followed by menthol and vanilla. The tart raspberry fruit flavor is rounded out by creamy vanilla on the palate. Powdery tannins... Read more

2008 Field Stone Cabernet Sauvignon, Wally’s Block, Alexander Valley

Glass-staining opaque purple/black color. The spiced black currant and cherry fruit fairly leaps from the glass. Add in pleasing notes of vanilla and mint, and the seduction is complete. This wine isn’t a tease; it delivers a similar flavor... Read more

2007 Field Stone ‘Staten Family Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Opaque garnet color, lightening at the edges. The nose is already showing some secondary bouquet, like cedar box and cherry tobacco. Despite a quick maturity, it is a compelling red, with fleshy cranberry flavor joining the cherry in the mouth. This... Read more

2011 Field Stone Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley

Light straw color. There is nothing shy about the nose of this wine, from first whiff of cat pee and moist hay through to the ample green citrus and tropical fruits and, finally, notes of vanilla and coconut. It’s better in the mouth, showing... Read more

2010 Field Stone ‘Staten Family Reserve’ Viognier, Alexander Valley

Brilliant medium straw color. A seductive varietal nose offers up ample cream, ripe peach, orange zest, apple and pear. There’s a full, lusty mouthfeel, picking up some fleshy papaya and rosewater viscosity. The winemaker demonstrates a deft touch... Read more