October 21, 2015 / Personal
Wine of the Month - October
Crushed black cherries crunch beneath your feet as you walk through a darkening forest and the last rays of sunlight peer between the tree limbs.
This is the Field Recordings, Tommy Town Vineyard, 2013 Cabernet Franc from Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara, California. I LOVE the wines from this winemaker, Andrew Jones. He is a vine nursery fieldman and he works in several different vineyards and knows all of the best spots for grapes. Each of his wines are from a different vineyard. The label (which is really fabulous as well) is an image of the Starlings rising up from the fields.
This is a great wine to help ease you into the cooler months to come. It’s not heavy but it’s not too light, and it is rich and fruit forward with a bit of acidity and carbonic maceration, which creates a little tingle on your tongue. Some reviewers of this wine did not care for the acidity and felt it could wait a bit longer to be opened, but I think it is still enjoyable now as well. Buy two bottles, open one now and one next year and see what you think! I have also read that the Hinterland vineyard Cabernet Franc is a bit more polished, so I plan on checking that out next.
For those of you that don’t know, I have a part-time job at a wine shop and I love wine! So, I thought I would try my hand at writing about it. I’m certainly no expert and I don’t like to be too wine snobbish, but I know what I like and I would prefer if you would imbibe in good wines as opposed to cheep and nasty wines. Over the past 2 and a half years I have learned a lot about wine and I plan on learning more. Wine is fascinating and of course delicious!
You can find this wine at a Kowalski’s wine shop which are located in Minneapolis, Eagan, Woodbury, Oak Park Heights and now Excelsior.