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by Fred McMillin
Field Stone Makes Way For Chardonnay
...Stephen Brook, The Wines of California, 1999)
Field Stone's [best-known] wines are Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.
...Charles Sullivan, Companion To California Wine, 1998)
The Rest of the Story
Alright, Field Stone made it's reputation with reds. But proprietor Dr. John Staten put an end to that red-only image. You can't find better California Chardonnay grapes than in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts. So those are the sources of Dr. Staten's Chardonnay.
Great, but can my budget handle it? Would you believe, there's an eight dollar model! Winning Best Buy in my last S.F. State University wine class, it is our...
Wine of the Day
Field Stone Convivio Chardonnay, Sonoma County, 1998
Recount! Recount! Field Stone is located in the Alexander Valley, named after pioneer settler Cyrus Alexander. In the Feb. 8, 1999 WineDay titled "A Grander Alexander", I wrote that among other contributions, he built a frame schoolhouse for the education of his seven children and those of his neighbors.
Don Naples e-mailed us the following which I will paraphrase.
Only five of the ten children lived to maturity. They were Margaret, Joseph, Caroline, Thomas and George. I hope this addition information is useful to you."
Thanx much, Don.
This page created October 2000