Field Recordings

Fiction Paso Robles Zinfandel Blend

8.9394 ratings
8.736 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Tannat
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Chocolate & Caramel, Salami & Prosciutto, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Venison
Top Notes For
Delectable Wine

Follow to learn about our favorite wines & people.

9.0

The 2020 Red Fiction, a California kitchen sink blend, offers up plenty of expressive dark fruit qualities along with suave floral topnotes. Juicy and energetic, it shows very good depth. Gentle, rounded tannins frame a long and focused finish that leaves sweet cherry and cassis notes behind. $20.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2022)

The 2020 Red Fiction, a California kitchen sink blend, offers up plenty of expressive dark fruit qualities along with suave floral topnotes. Juicy and energetic, it shows very good depth. Gentle, rounded tannins frame a long and focused finish that leaves sweet cherry and cassis notes behind. $20.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2022)

Apr 22nd, 2022
David Shaw

24/15/12/10/9/7/7/6/6/4 blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Carignan, Touriga Nacional, Charbono, Corvina and Barbera. Inky purple red, lots of pigment extraction. Plum, prune, black cherry, black currant, blackberry flavors with lots of seed character and a eucalyptus finish. Despite that, medium seed tannins, not astringent really, just cool black fruit heaven in your mouth.

24/15/12/10/9/7/7/6/6/4 blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Carignan, Touriga Nacional, Charbono, Corvina and Barbera. Inky purple red, lots of pigment extraction. Plum, prune, black cherry, black currant, blackberry flavors with lots of seed character and a eucalyptus finish. Despite that, medium seed tannins, not astringent really, just cool black fruit heaven in your mouth.

Aug 10th, 2021
Steven Gullo

Dried black fruits and mesquite on the nose. Very powerful and deep palate. Alcohol is a little high but the wine doesn’t finish hot. Really good!

Dried black fruits and mesquite on the nose. Very powerful and deep palate. Alcohol is a little high but the wine doesn’t finish hot. Really good!

Jan 31st, 2021
Austin Hohnke

This is a well made wine. Great balance of fruit, acid, alcohol, and oak without being too pushy in any direction. Not my go-to style, but a tasty, balanced blend.

This is a well made wine. Great balance of fruit, acid, alcohol, and oak without being too pushy in any direction. Not my go-to style, but a tasty, balanced blend.

Nov 22nd, 2020
Charles Kelly

4 loko for wine drinkers. Not necessarily a bad thing. Do not not pop the top waring clothes

4 loko for wine drinkers. Not necessarily a bad thing. Do not not pop the top waring clothes

4 people found it helpfulNov 13th, 2014
Connor Jeffers

Beautiful light red wine. Drinkable and rich, while not overwhelming a dish.

Beautiful light red wine. Drinkable and rich, while not overwhelming a dish.

2 people found it helpfulJan 20th, 2020
Matt Sterr

Clove, new car leather nose. Preserves on the palate. An interesting offering.

Clove, new car leather nose. Preserves on the palate. An interesting offering.

2 people found it helpfulNov 13th, 2019
Adriane Williams

A young woman at my wine shop recommended this when I told her I needed a change. Four months later, it’s in regular rotation. It’s fruity enough for my wife and bold enough for me.

A young woman at my wine shop recommended this when I told her I needed a change. Four months later, it’s in regular rotation. It’s fruity enough for my wife and bold enough for me.

1 person found it helpfulApr 15th, 2020
Justin

Justin had this 4 years ago

Justin had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2018
Katie Wilson

Not a fan. Tasted grassy and... off

Not a fan. Tasted grassy and... off

1 person found it helpfulMay 20th, 2017