Saturday, October 08, 2005

Desolation Flats Field Blend

2003 Desolation Flats Rustler's Red ($10) - San Lucas, CA. There isn't much on the internet that I could find on this field blend of mostly Refosco (60%) Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec and Petite Syrah. This is a lot of wine for $10. Aromatic with full complex fruits. Fascinating stuff!


Anonymous ptart said...

I can help you out with some details.......Desolation Flats was the original name of the town, in Monterey county, near San Lucas....back in the post gold rush era in CA ( 1860s-70's) . Bad name to attract pioneers. They changed the name to "Lockwood" because a prominent female lawyer, in DC, Belva Lockwood, was making headline news in the 1870s. Lockwood CA sounded way better than Desolation Flats California. Lockwood Vineyards produces the wine and has revived the town name of Desolation Flats. It is a hearty and rustic blend, of Refosco, Petite Sirah, Cabernet and Malbec. Aged 10 months in neutral oak barrels. It is a great bottle for the price.


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