Red, Ready, but will keep

2015 Sidebar, Red Field Blend, Russian River Valley, California, USA

2015 Sidebar, Red Field Blend, Russian River Valley, California, USA

Red | Ready, but will keep | Code:  48909 | 2015 | USA > California > Sonoma County > Russian River Valley | Other Varieties | Medium Bodied, Dry | 14.5 % alcohol

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The Wine Advocate

87/100

The Wine Advocate - Composed of 80% Zinfandel, 11% Alicante and 9% Petite Sirah, the 2015 Red Field Blend is medium garnet-purple in color and scented of raspberry preserved and kirsch with nuances of pepper, garrigue, dried herbs and spice box. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with red berry preserves and spicy layers, with a nice plush texture to support, followed by an uplifting finish.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 29/06/2018

The Grape

Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

The Region

Russian River Valley

This low-lying valley Sonoma County in and its 10,000 acres of vineyards was virtually unknown before 1983, when it was granted official appellation status (Russian River Valley AVA). 

It has since established a formidable reputation as a prime spot for challenging varieties like Pinot Noir (29% of the acreage in 2007), which thrives in this cool-climate region. Chardonnay (42% of the acreage in 2007) has also blossomed here, showing a signature lean and restrained profile.

The Russian River Valley climate is influenced by cooling fogs, drawn inland from the Pacific. This natural air-conditioning allows the grapes to develop full flavor maturity over an extended growing season, while retaining their life-giving natural acidity.

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