Oakville Ranch Field Blend 2010

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A patchwork of reds… Picked together… and fermented together… it knits together into a rich, fruit-driven wine that speaks of blackberries, blueberries, and cherries. fresh and lively, but definitely not a lightweight, the silky tannins carry the fruit and bolster the spice.

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Oakville Ranch Vineyards & Winery:
Oakville Ranch is rambunctiously alive. In the decades since Bob and Mary Miner bought the 350-acre property with a desire to showcase what the Oakville sub-appellation is capable of producing in the context of a mountain vineyard, the obsessive care that has gone into priming the soil and vines is now yielding fruit of unprecedented quality. With much of its pristine grasslands and forests unt... Read more
Oakville Ranch is rambunctiously alive. In the decades since Bob and Mary Miner bought the 350-acre property with a desire to showcase what the Oakville sub-appellation is capable of producing in the context of a mountain vineyard, the obsessive care that has gone into priming the soil and vines is now yielding fruit of unprecedented quality. With much of its pristine grasslands and forests untouched, the ranch is a landscape of uncontained beauty and boundless promise—promise that grows bolder with every harvest. A gradual and deliberate shift from conventional, reductive farming methods to more sustainable principles has established a naturally animated vineyard ecosystem. Organic practices now encourage plant and insect diversity among the vines, rather than trying to vanquish it. The soil is reawakened. The vineyards have been patiently replanted and the hillsides cultivated to allow terraces to grow in tandem with vines. Always a producer of super-premium fruit, Oakville Ranch is now yielding grapes of a quality unmatched by the vast majority of Napa Valley growers. Oakville Ranch is the original mountain vineyard of the sub-appellation that produces the New World's most celebrated Cabernets. Covering just two square miles at the heart of Napa Valley, the Oakville district may be small, but its wines play a very big role in the connoisseur's collection. Read less

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Vintage: 2006 07/24/2009

A patchwork of reds… Picked together… and fermented together… it knits together into a rich, fruit-driven wine that speaks of blackberries, blueberries, and cherries. fresh and lively, but definitely not a lightweight, the silky tannins carry the fruit and bolster the spice.



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