2018 Field Recordings Chenin Blanc, Central Coast
"For 11 years, we’ve been making Chenin Blanc from the Jurassic Park vineyard. Located in Los Olivos and planted in the late ‘70s, the elder Chenin Blanc vines continue to represent the Field Recordings project best. The original underdog variety and vineyard." -- Andrew Jones, Winemaker
Spending his days as a vine nursery employee planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew Jones is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit for his new side project Field Recordings. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough - sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous potential. As friendships are forged and opportunities embraced, Andrew has been producing small quantities of soulful wines from these unusual, quiet vineyards.
The Chenin from Field Recordings is absolutely classic Chenin Blanc, with notes of apple, quince, and chamomile, with a beautiful crunchy texture and crisp finish. No additives, minimal sulfur. Raw and delicious.