I’m glad the hey-day of Cab-franc petnat seems to be waning, because I have never been much of a fan. This one is a dirty, cloudy orange with dusty-rose core, smelling cidery and funky as almost all of these things do. Heavy spritz fades rapidly, leaving a flat, relatively dull liquid smelling of burnt tires and mint chutney.
The fruit a light splash of strawberry in the entry, the middle sharp and bitter with considerable savory notes, while the electrical fire returns to glory in the finish. I love interesting wines, but fail to find anything interesting here. I love almost everything this winery produces, but this one falls short. With this in your glass, the towering question is merely: WHY.
2019 FIELD RECORDINGS ‘Pet Nat’ Cabernet Franc Paso Robles 10.9