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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2005 Trentadue Old Patch Red

The 2005 Trentadue Old Patch Red is a proprietary blend of 70% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Sirah, 5.5% Carignane, and 4.5% Syrah. It's named after the original Trentadue plantings that date back to 1896. It was barrel Aged 14 months in 15% new American and European Oak, and 85% in neutral oak barrels.

On the nose I get some really nice and jammy wild strawberry, raspberry, licorice rope, bramble berry, and some spice and oak.

On the palate the wine has great concentration and power on the mid-palate and expresses flavors of blackberry jam, chocolate, spice, raspberry, and black currant preserves. There is also a touch of black licorice on the finish which I find very nice.

This is really a nice effort and a stunning wine for the dollar. I can't see it pairing too well with food but it's a fantastic stand-alone red. 89 points

Nicholas said...

Sounds like my type of wine... Damn shame my local wine store does not carry it.

 
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