1 minute reading time (223 words)
Big Red: Trentadue
with "The Big Red" of the Week
For Discussion: Dinosaurs
Paleontologist Steve BruDinsatte, author of a new children's book about dinosaurs,
says: "A new species of dinosaur is currently being found, on average, once a week."
*** TRENTADUE ***
56% Zin 18% Petite Sirah 11% Carignane 11% Merlot 2% Syrah 2% Sangiovese
The Red Blend, OPR references “Old Patch Red” from Trentadue’s Estate Vineyard.
A block of the vineyard planted pre-prohibition produced a wonderful red wine.
The block was a mix of red varietals whose identity had been lost through time.
Common to the times when it was planted, the block was a field blend of varietals
that when harvested together would make a complete, well balanced, flavorful wine.
The 2019 Old Patch Red is predominately Zin blended with Petite Sirah
and Carignane resulting in fruity yet complex, full bodied Rhone-like style wine.
Dark red color with intense black cherry aromas, blueberries and cherry cola.
With aeration nuances of ripe plums, vanilla and cocoa are showing
with slight dose of oak and toast. On the mouth the wine is fresh and juicy
with youthful brightness, finishing long and fruity. This is a wine that will drink well with
variety of foods but it is also very enjoyable on its own.
The 2019 OPR is good to go now but will benefit from 2-5 years of aging.