Exploring Curious Varietals with the Field Theory Project

Category: Drink

Knowledge of terroir is a great way to better understand and enjoy the wine in your cup. Winc's Field Theory project celebrates curious varietals from unfamiliar places, with small lot California wines from rare varietals and hard-to-find vineyards like Albariño, Blaufränkisch and Touriga Nacional. Field Theory caters to those with an adventurous palate. Unique and small production has historically meant very expensive, but Field Theory makes exploring the more obscure winemaking regions possible for all.

All of the Field Theory wines highlight our ongoing mission to bring interesting and thoughtfully made wines to members. The project includes a Touriga Nacional from Paso Robles, a Spanish Albariño from Lodi, a Blaufränkisch from Paso Robles, and an Aglianico from Paso Robles. The project is also expanding this year to include a Cabernet Pfeffer and Mourvèdre from Lime Kiln Valley. To make these wines even more unique, it was Winc's mission to achieve a brand aesthetic and bottle design that was both premium and distinctive, and would speak directly to how special the varieties and vineyard sources are. The labels are designed by Chicago skateboarder-turned-artist Cody Hudson, and the glass straddles old and new - an apothecary-style bottle with a modern twist.

If you’re searching for wines to complement the tail end of summer, and the heat that often accompanies it, the Albariño and Blaufränkisch in particular are superb options - especially when chilled. Our rare California version of Austrian Blaufränkisch resembles a cross between a fruity Grenache and a spicy Pinot Noir, and is a complex red with a lighter style and a balance of fresh red fruit flavors and savory spice. The rare-to-California Spanish Albariño grape feels like a cross between a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc and a creamy Chardonnay.

We invite you to embark on your own wine tasting journey with Field Theory, and venture into wine territory you may have not yet had the opportunity to explore. After all, we believe wine is all about discovery - having fun, uncovering new tastes and enhancing life’s experiences.