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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

2004 Trentadue Petite Sirah North Coast

This wine is one I found to be of exceptional value and it's a pleasure to share my tasting notes. The wine is composed of 95% Petite Sirah and 5% Syrah and the greater part of the grapes used for this wine came from an old vineyard in Mendocino County’s Redwood Valley. The remainder is from the red soils and high elevation of Lake County and our Estate in Alexander Valley. It's important to note the barrel regiment as well - 14 months in 20% new and 80% older French,American and European Oak.

The wine as you might expect is very dark and almost black in color. The aromas start off with gorgeous notes of prunes, rich truffles, luscious blackberry, and brambly black fruits. The presence of oak is evident but adds to the body and depth of the wine creating and creamy and rich texture, which coats the palate. Flavors of rich prune, bramble berry, black currant, and rich dark chocolate truffle all come together and deliver a very ripe and almost sweet barrage of tastiness! Once again a lovely wine for the price point and a huge buy for the new world "fruit-bomb" lovers. 90 points - Lots of fruit, mmm good!

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