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Trentadue Winery Old Patch Red Sonoma County 2010

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To commemorate the 32ndbottling of our Old Patch Red, we added “Lot 32” to the label to disdiguishthis blend as a true original in the ever expanding red blend category. Most of the grapes, with the exception of our Estate Carignane, were sourced from Mendocino and Lake Counties of Northern California. This OPR blend is predominantly Zinfandel blended with Petite Sirah, Carignaneand Tempranillo, resulting in a very fruity and Rhone-like wine. The wine has a dark red color with intense dark cherry aromas, blueberries and cherry cola as an immediate impression. With aeration, nuances of vanilla appear with maple and cocoa and show a slight dose of oak and toast. On the mouth, the wine is fresh and juicy with youthful brightness, finishing long and fruity. Our 2010 OPR is delicious now but it will reward your patience with 2-3 years of aging. Cheers!

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Trentadue Winery:
The Trentadue family arrived in Sonoma County long before their region gained a reputation as the Wine Country. Life-long, hands-on agriculturists, Evelyn and Leo Trentadue contributed significantly to the advancement of their region over the years. In 1959, the Trentadues decided to flee the developers encroaching on their apricot and cherry orchards in Sunnyvale, the area known today around t... Read more
The Trentadue family arrived in Sonoma County long before their region gained a reputation as the Wine Country. Life-long, hands-on agriculturists, Evelyn and Leo Trentadue contributed significantly to the advancement of their region over the years. In 1959, the Trentadues decided to flee the developers encroaching on their apricot and cherry orchards in Sunnyvale, the area known today around the world as Silicon Valley. To preserve their way of life, these hard-working Italian ranchers purchased 208 acres of land in Sonoma County's then remote Alexander Valley. The Trentadue family has been growing premium red wine grapes on their 200 acre estate in the Alexander Valley for over 47 years. With vines dating back to 1886, to the adaptation of improved farming practices and the planting of new clones and rootstocks, the Trentadues continue to balance the traditions of the area's early Italian growers and the ever-evolving changes within the viticulture industry. Of the twelve varieties grown on the Estate, special attention is given to blocks of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet France that make up the four selections in our award winning La Storia line of wines and ports. Our farming practices reflect a commitment to fruit quality and to the land from which it comes. We carefully select the varieties that thrive in our microclimate and gravely-loam soils. We practice sustainable agriculture and believe we are stewards of the land and utilize all of the elements available to put the most we can offer into each bottle of wine while retaining the viability of our estate for generations to come. While the majority of our vines are supported by trellis wires, our Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane blocks are head pruned, which we believe allow these varieties to produce higher quality fruit. Although more labor is involved in farming grapes this way, the improved fruit quality outweighs the increase time and labor cost. We use soil-building cover crops which add nutrients and nitrogen into the soil, as well as control erosion and suppress unwanted weeds. All of our fruit is hand picked, mostly at night which keeps the temperature of the juice from 50 to 60 ° F, which preserves and enhances the flavors of the grapes. Trentadue's Tasting Room - we are open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 5:00 pm daily (closed major holidays). Read less

Editorial Reviews for Trentadue Winery Old Patch Red Sonoma County

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,199
3.00 5
06/30/2014

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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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,199
4.30 5
06/30/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: judgelog
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3.50 5
02/02/2012

Young and bright Zinfandel-based blend. Vanilla and cherry aromas and soft tannins. Very juicy!


Snooth User: wintermaniac
33475130
4.50 5
10/27/2012

Four and a half glasses


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06/14/2012

The wine has a dark red color with intense dark cherry aromas, blueberries and cherry cola as an immediate impression. With aeration, nuances of vanilla appear with maple and cocoa and show a slight dose of oak and toast. On the mouth, the wine is fresh and juicy with youthful brightness, finishing long and fruity.



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To commemorate the 32ndbottling of our Old Patch Red, we added “Lot 32” to the label to disdiguishthis blend as a true original in the ever expanding red blend category. Most of the grapes, with the exception of our Estate Carignane, were sourced from Mendocino and Lake Counties of Northern California. This OPR blend is predominantly Zinfandel blended with Petite Sirah, Carignaneand Tempranillo, resulting in a very fruity and Rhone-like wine. The wine has a dark red color with intense dark cherry aromas, blueberries and cherry cola as an immediate impression. With aeration, nuances of vanilla appear with maple and cocoa and show a slight dose of oak and toast. On the mouth, the wine is fresh and juicy with youthful brightness, finishing long and fruity. Our 2010 OPR is delicious now but it will reward your patience with 2-3 years of aging. Cheers!

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