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Oak Mountain Winery Field Blend 2005

by Nannette Eaton on January 17, 2010

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  —  English idiom

The wine itself was very nice, a pleasant nose with lightly scented sweet berries.  It had zesty fruit with a toasty finish.  An easy sipping wine of mellow delicious goodness.   This was enjoyed al fresco in the moonlight at Wine Harlots Central in San Diego paired with a baguette, salami and cheddar.

The label was the tackiest I’ve seen in a while.  The Arts & Craft graphic is pleasant enough, but the label had a background of bright yellow and the finish on the label was glossy, which made it  seem like it  housed a low-rent wine.  Which brings us to the second issue.  The wine is priced at $40 USD which seems really steep for this wine.  If you’re a Wine Club member the price is $31.50, but I valued it at $18-24.  If you’re a local, I say pick up a bottle to support your local farmer and winemaker, but if looking for a super QPR, this one isn’t quite there yet.

The wine has a cork closure and is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petite verdot, malbec and merlot from Temecula, in Riverside County, California.  The wine is available in the tasting room or from the Oak Mountain Winery website.

If you’re in the area, Oak Mountain Winery is hosting a Wine, Food & Jazz Party on February 12, 2010 to benefit Great Oak High School Band.  And you know how Wine Harlots feel about food, wine and music!

The music match is “Stepping Stone” by Duffy from the album Rockferry.