BackgroundThe aromatics present notes of boysenberry jam, pomegranate, mission figs and warm cinnamon. On the palate resides a beautiful minerality throughout that accents blackberry compote, ripe plum, deep cocoa and vanilla. The finish culminates with coarse ground pepper, mocha and bright orange zest.The century-old vines are planted in a field blend style with various Rhone varietal and Zinfandel vines interspersed throughout the vineyard blocks. The grapes are harvested at the same time and processed in a co-fermentation style resulting in a wonderful old-world, field blend style wine. Overall, the 2010 vintage was a cooler, longer vintage than previous years. Fortunately, Calistoga, where we source fruit for our mixed Blacks, maintained a warmer climate, yet still very mild. Due to these weather conditions, a lower yield was used in the production of our 2010 Napa Valley field blend, helping to emphasize a bold concentration of flavors.