03 Aug Please The Palate Wine of the Week: Fields Recordings 2019 Freddo, Paso Robles
Summer is here and it is hot outside but that does not mean I cannot drink red wine. In fact, this week I had a delicious bottle of red wine. It was a Sangiovese from Paso Robles. But, coming in at 11.9% abv. and with a chill on the wine, the Field Recordings 2019 Freddo was perfect for a warm evening and is the Please The Palate wine of the week.
Field Recordings is a Paso Robles winery owned by Andrew Jones. Working as a vine nursery fieldman, Andrew has found unique vineyards while planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California. Finding these unique vineyards and knowing their untapped potential, Andrew makes small lots wines that offer a sense of place.
Andrew takes a minimalist approach to winemaking and does native ferments and does not add sulfur. He plays around, trying lots of different things. So, a carbonic Sangiovese is par for the course for him.
The 2019 Field Recordings Freddo is a 100% Sangiovese from Paso Robles that comes in at 11.9% alcohol. This is a wine that needs to be served chilled. But even if you hesitate about chilling a red wine, you will want to because of the label. The word Freddo on the label turns blue when it is below 52 degrees and ready to drink!
Think Paso Robles only makes big wines? This wine will prove otherwise. This is a refreshing, tasty, super-drinkable wine. It has all the ripe fruit aromas of cherries, cranberries, and plums, as well as notes of dried herbs and spice. The wine has a little zest as it hits the palate and is then smooth with soft tannins. The wine is fresh and so enjoyable…and perfect to pair with pizza or pasta. And at $19, it is a wine to drink all summer long!