Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Top 4 Domestic Red Blends tasted 7/2014

4. Trentadue Winery Old Patch Red Sonoma County (2010)

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Average price: $15.99 from 2 stores
Dark and earthy on the nose with toasty oak spice and hints of licorice and dried herbs framing a core of dark, plummy fruit. Soft yet bright in the mouth with a hint of sweetness but mostly bright, herb and earth inflected blackberry fruit framed with hints of vanilla and toasted spices. This sits rather upright in the mouth with a fair amount of austere wood tannins adding backbone here. I wouldn’t want to wait too long on this, though today it;s quite nice with good structure and fresh fruit accented with coffee and mocha on the moderately long and somewhat drying finish. A little rough around the edges. 86pts
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