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POST & VINE   "Old Vine Field Blend"  "Testa Vineyard" Mendocino 2016

Retail Price: $32

Value Rating: 4.2

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: May 22, 2020
Cases Produced: 120

Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 90

Great Value

60ish year old vine field blend of Petite Sirah (30%), Carignane (29%), Zinfandel (25%), and Grenache (16%) from Redwood Valley’s “Testa Vineyard.” The fresh, snappy red and blue fruits, peppercorn spice, potpourri and crushed Provence herbs make for an intense yet restrained red wine that is very versatile at the dinner table. At 14.2% alcohol, the wine shows purity and generous flavors without a port-like or jammy character. I think this will drink at its best from around 2023 to 2030.

Post & Vine Owners/Winemakers Rebekah Wineburg and Erica Kinkaid both have “day jobs” making super-high end (and pricey) Napa Valley Cabernets and such. Making 100-200 cases each vintage, Post & Vine is their passion-project. The Old Vine Field Blend is always a delicious, unique and excellent value artisan wine. Read all my Post & Vine reviews HERE.

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