Producer: McCall Wines
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
Blend: 75% merlot, 14% cabernet sauvignon, 6% petit verdot, 5% cabernet franc
Production: 400 cases
* Review sample provided by the winery
McCall Wines 2017 Field Blend
Made with fruit grown by veteran Lenz vineyard manager Sam McCullough in his own vineyard, this could be labeled as merlot, but it also contains 14% cabernet sauvignon, 6% petit verdot and 5% cabernet franc. It is unmistakably North Fork in its soft plum and blackberry flavors with floral nuances and layers of earth, cocoa powder and savory herb. The tannins are soft and approachable and there is a nice bit of fresh acidity here. It’s a great example of what sub-$30 North Fork blends can be when they aren’t beaten with too much new oak.