The 2017 Post & Vine Old Vine Field Blend is a blend of Zinfandel (34%), Carignane (32%), Petite Sirah (30%) and Grenache (4%) from 65 year old vines in Mendocino’s Redwood Valley. In true field blend method, all four varietals are harvested and fermented together. The old vines give the wine its spicy, earthy soul. Skilled farming and winemaking explain the layers of fruit and texture. The Post & Vine 2017 is brambly, brushy with smells & flavors of violet candies, ripe dark plum, raspberry sauce, cinnamon, garden thyme and crushed black peppercorns that are first shy then blossom and rise from the glass with 10-15 minutes of breathing. Medium to full bodied, layered and cohesive with fine tannins and balanced acidity, this tasty-now red blend will get better over the next few years. Projected plateau 2025-2035.
Post & Vine Owners/Winemakers Rebekah Wineburg and Erica Kinkaid launched with their 2012 Old Vine Field Blend. In 2020 Erica sold her portion of the business to Rebekah, who will continue Post & Vine with her husband John. 60-200 cases of Old Vine Field Blend is made each year, under 100 cases of Rosé. Both are delicious, unique and excellent value artisan wines that you should have in your wine collection. Read all my Post & Vine reviews HERE.