In the glass this field blend of Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre has a pink-purple center wrapped by maroon edges surrounded by a mid-width translucent halo….
The nose is a perfect balance of mustiness and bright acidity with dusty bing cherries, basement floor funk, and just a pinch of green pepper herbaceousness to keep me on my toes….
The palate starts racy with more of the bing cherries I got on the nose before sandalwood and blackberries take the carpool lane into an herb infused, raspberry water mid-palate ————> The run to third base is all about cranberries and coriander before this this guy crosses home plate with sturdy tannins that emphasize a lingering black tea and lavender ending that’s gentle yet delicious!!!
Here’s a fun little unassuming field blend from Kivel Stadt Cellars that somehow meshes mustiness with bright acidity in an impossibly beautiful way ————-> That said, don’t overthink this guy, just enjoy it!!! 🎧🎧🎧 Listen to this wine with a California chill song like Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
2016 Kivel Stadt Cellars “Fathers Watch” North Coast CA