Partially de-stemmed upon arrival. 15-35% stem inclusion in the open top fermenter depending on the vineyard block. Aged in 100% French Oak with 15% new from various coopers (Seguin Moreau, Francois Frere, Meyrieux)
Black Cherries, figs, cola and almond bark. Touch of smoke and black tea. Hint of white pepper, clove and cinnamon.
What we Say
An excellent cool climate Pinot. The primary flavours of black cherries, plums are balanced with a hint of black currant. This is rounded off with the subtlety and complexity we have come to expect from Andrew Jones' Field Recordings Label - a hint of smoke, a touch a of tobacco, some pine ... it's almost like being out in the vineyards, glass in hand!
About the Producer
Field Recordings is 35-year old winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.