Excellent! Great value!
by Big House
First bottle (drunk shortly after it was shipped): Jet black violet color. Brooding, reticent nose of baker's chocolate, roasted earth, and concentrated cassis and blackberry extract. Dark, tannic, and powerfully concentrated, with very low-toned dark berry and dark chocolate notes. Long, clingy finish with some cracked black peppercorn bite. Reminds me of a young theoretical California Bandol.
Second bottle (2 months later): Still very deep and vibrant, with great concentration of fruit but no jamminess whatsoever. Just a lot more open than the first bottle (which was probably recovering from shipping). Really delicious.
Great Field Blend Wine
If you like rustic flavors, and appreciate old vines and traditions in wine making, you need to add this wine to your collection. As a field blend you get a taste centuries old winemaking technique as a Matt Cline guided wine you also get the best of the new world. A very pleasant nose of berry, smoke, tobacco and pepper follows completely with the same flavors. For the money this is a great burger to steak wine.
Everything wineaccess said it was, and then some. Delicious right out of the bottle with no waiting needed. A unique taste. My 23 year old son, who has good wine sense, chose a bottle of this to take home with him over wines that were twice as expensive.
As advertised, it is pleasantly aromatic and tasty, and relatively inexpensive. A good buy!
Cline is great
Cline does it again.
Extoling Three Old Vines
This may be the best red wine I have purchased at less than $30 a bottle. The blend produced a deeply satisfying wine with good structure and a lingering feeling of velvet in liquid form, in my mouth. Great balance with enough fruit to suggest a great red from the south of France.
2008 Three Old Vines Field Blend Contra Costa Valley
This wine is rich, dark, juicy, smooth, full bodied, everything I wanted it to be. I've been a fan of Cline wines for a while. This is an excellent value!
Once again 3 Winery is a winner.
The latest offering from 3 Winery, Old Vines Field Blend, is another winner. It is a complex yet easy drinking wine that pairs well with steak and pizza. So far, 3 Winery is 4 for 4 of the wines we tasted. That winery is a winner!
A delicious wine either on it's own or (better yet) with food
This wine is just what is claims to be, a delighful example of the wine grower/makers arts. Very pleasant and no suprises
Sooooo Matt Cline
If you were a fan of the old Matt Cline stuff in the 90s this is a trip down memory lane! Great blending, smooth, enjoyable now and will likely be better with some time - if it lasts!
I've only had one bottle but...
I am really looking forward to the next one!
Full-bodied, rich and flavorful. Get some.
Can't Quite Rate it a Five
Not enough sensory nuances.
But were I introducing someone to a dry red, this would be the wine I served them. It is simply plump and pleasing.
This wine needed some time to open up. After 30 minutes open and when poured through a venturi, the component grapes blended into a satisfying, earthy and rounded mouthfull. When first opened, it smelled earthy and tasted minerally. Having opened only one bottle, I don't know if this experience will be typical.
New Year's Eve surprise
On New Year's Eve, each couple brings a bottle under $15 and a bottle over $50 for a tasting. This was the hit of the under $15 group! I have excellent luck with anything that has a "Three" on the label.
Cline does it again
A great wine for the price. Drinkable now.
2008 Three Old Vines Field Blend Contra Costa County
Very nice wine for the price
THREE Old Vines Red Blend
Very pleasing, refreshing without any airing time, but better after an hour or so.
Three Is A Good Number
This wine was a pleasant surprise when it arrived. It was reasonably priced and a delight to drink.
Good strong body wine
If you like earthy wines this is great.
This wine has more bottle variation than anything else I've purchased through Wine Access. The first bottle was wonderful -- everything the sales pitch had said. The second was disjointed and clunky, and never came together. The third was also disjointed, but improved a bit with air. Hoping to find a few more like the first one, but I wouldn't dare serve this to guests.
Disappointed, but hopeful
Very slow to open up after pouring. A little more subtle than the 2007 3 Blend. I will have to revisit it after a few more months in my cellar.
Just another ver plain "jane" wine, thar took too long to get. I.m fin ished.
We drank a bottle a bottls last weekend - Based on the sales info, we felt that the "fine acid backbone" was a bit understated - not a bad wine, but not quite up to my expectations - may have been a touch oversold
Great House Red
Not too hot considering ABV
Missouri wine lover
I enjoyed an earlier vintage of Three and foiund this one to be almost as good, but with some age and air, comes close to the 2004
It might be a 3 start but because of my high expectations I was a littler harder on this one. Nothing like what was described and letting it breath didn't help much so I have little hopes it will improve with time.
by Chew E.
This wine comes out of the bottle appearing to need a little time to open up, and then completely fails to do so. Using a venturi was no help. There is nothing noteworthy about this wine. The best I can say is that it is inoffensive. Though it was inexpensive the mere fact that it is highly touted by Wine Access means that it should be commendable in some way, and it is not.
Although the wine was relatively inexpensive, it was still a disappointment.