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Field Stone Winery

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. California's landscape is as diverse as its people. From foggy coastlines to dry endless deserts, lush green mountains to rolling hills of vineyards. A morning of snow boarding in the mountains and then ocean kayaking at sunset, this glorious Golden State offers it all.
Field Stone winery is actually built into the hill, carved out in the late 1970s as one of the first modern underground wineries. Walking into the barrel rooms is a little disconcerting, as you wind around into the cool, stone tasting room. The Field Stone Winery’s priority is to provide customers with the highest quality wine and an enjoyable experience. It offers 20 years of wine making knowledge.
After years of experimentation with different varietals, reds have come to rule at Field Stone. The lightest in the summer of 2003 is Rose of Sangiovese. The Rhone wine is an earthy wine that is hard pressed to live up to its red brethren. The 2000 Staten Family Reserve Petite Syrah made from vines planted in 1894, is an expansive, velvety wine with plenty of dark fruit. The Fieldstone winery does produce some whites, though nearly all are produced from grapes grown elsewhere. The Winery offers Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Viognier, Port, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewürztraminer.
The 1997 Field Stone Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, revealed a modest, but fetching, bouquet of ripe black cherries, with notes of smoke, cedar and nuances of chocolate and vanilla. On the palate it has medium weight with tannins. Much of the complexity of its perfume carries over onto an ample finish. The 1998 Field Stone Chardonnay, Sonoma County, has vibrant flavors of burnt butter and fermented tropical fruit set this Chard apart from the mainstream California genre. It's soft and spicy with only a trace of acidity which emanates from a suggestion of orange citrus.
There are many wonderful famous as well as some not so well known areas in California Wine Country that are just right for an enjoyable day of wine tasting. It’s always best to get off the beaten track and find the other gold that still exists and enjoy the beautiful scenery along these wine trails in this beautiful State.

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