Field Recordings’ Andrew Jones is the man to know on the Central Coast. A veteran fieldman for a grapevine nursery, he’s had a hand in replanting much of the regions vineyards. In his words: “Every season I see about 2 to 3 million vines go in the ground.” Through his connections with grape growers Jones was able to create Field Recordings in 2007. His portfolio of wines is a relative catalog of the states under the radar vineyards. In addition to his single vineyard labels, Jones also bottles wines under the Wonderwall, Alloy Wine Works and FICTION labels.
The Wonderwall Nebbiolo is made from grapes harvested from the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara appellation in southern California. Riper and more fruit forward than Nebbiolo’s from Piedmont, this wine has structured tannins and juicy flavors of baked cherries, red plums, and cocoa powder. Italy meets California!