In many regions of the world, the ancient practice of field blends is perpetuated today. Some say field blends began in small plots where a mixture of varieties was planted so it became a practice of mixing all the fruit in the vineyard together. What the field blend does is take the ultimate test of terroir and allow the varieties grown there to meld into a seamless wine with complex layering. Capturing the essence of the vineyard on the day of harvest, the wine is pale gold in colour and exhibits ripe papaya, mango and exotic cinnamon. The texturally complex palate is more toasty than the 2015 yet with quince, nectarine and sweet spices balanced with aged French oak.