WBOTD Just the Good Stuff Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar? Matt Cline’s 2015 Three Wine Company Old Vines Field Blend is our most thrilling and complex under-$15 red in the U.S. Why now? Up to $22 elsewhere – only $13.99 | Best price we could find! WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating Expert Ratings 91WA What is it? Contra Costa California Red Blend What’s in it? Alicante Bouschet · Carignan · Petite Sirah · Zinfandel · Mataro | ABV 15.2% When to drink? Now to 2025+ Pair with: Red Meat, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese | Serving Temp: 60-65°F Drink with: Everyone Occasion Burgers, BBQ, and Friends If you want to drink now... Decant for 30 minutes Recommended purchase Qty: 12+ includes Free Shipping
Three Wine Company Old Vines Field Blend 2015 | Matt Cline always makes great wine!
91WA | Delicious, spicy red with lots of flavors and old-vine richness, dark ruby color, wild berry-fruit, raspberry, boysenberry, blueberry, wild herbs, exotic spices. Rich with creamy mid-palate, fresh acidity, chewy tannins, good length, chocolaty finish. As with all of Matt’s wines, finish half the bottle and try it on day two, when it will blossom and reveal more layers of Old Vine spice and fruit complexity. If there’s any Three Wine Company Old Vines Field Blend 2015 left by day three, it will still impress.
Winery | Three Wine Company Old Vines Field Blend 2015 is a luscious combination of ancient-vine Carignane (39%), Mataro (26%), Zinfandel (17%) Petite Sirah (11%), Alicante Bouschet (5%), and Black Malvoisie (2%). Each of these varietals contributes to the deep purple/black color and piercing, high-toned aromas of boysenberry violets and dark plum. Massive on the attack, showing off all of its 100+ year-old-vine pedigree. Packed with crushed black fruits and black cherry liqueur, the finish remains firm and vibrant. Drink now (hard not to), or lay down for up to a decade. As with all these ancient-vine reds, oxygen is its friends.
Thrilling & Complex & Under $15
Matt Cline’s Three Wine Company Old Vines Field Blend 2015 is our most thrilling and complex under-$15 red in the U.S. Over the years, Matt Cline’s luscious, rich 100-year-old-vine field blend has racked up an astounding 2,384 4- and 5-star ratings from you—a record unequaled for a wine at this price point. It’s also drawn these client raves: “Matt Cline makes me a believer!” “Went too quickly!” and “Best bang for your buck.” Matt’s Old Vine Field Blend and the Marietta Old Vine Cuvee are the last of their kind in California. Deep ruby to the rim with piercing, high-toned aromas of boysenberry, raspberry, and exotic spices. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre, and Alicante Bouschet from heritage vineyards planted by first-generation Italians make for a truly opulent wine and a massive attack, showing off all of its century-old-vine pedigree. $22 elsewhere. A scorching value at $13.99 a bottle,
Winemaker Matt Cline
When talking to winemaker Matt Cline, it’s tough to keep the conversation focused on one specific wine. That’s because Matt knows more about —and has done more with —sites that are so deeply woven into California’s long grape-growing history. So to tell the story of a bottling out of its historical context would be all but impossible.
Matt’s extravagant black-fruit reds are America’s best answer to the bargains of the southern Rhône. Try making the trip down to Oakley just to see these improbable ancient-vine plantings. Yet, you could fail to understand the history behind them. Rather, there are no signs or plaques to commemorate the hard work of the Portuguese and Italian immigrants. Most of all, these folks carved 6-inch budwood into Delhi sand on cold winter mornings creating the incredible vineyards. Enjoy their hard work in this Three Wine Company Old Vines Field Blend 2015.