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Trentadue Winery Petite Sirah Alexander Valley 2004

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Too oaky.

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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

Member Reviews for Trentadue Winery Petite Sirah Alexander Valley

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.00 5
05/16/2008

Too oaky.


Snooth User: redsfortherestofus
439144157
4.50 5
04/11/2010

Trentadue's concoction is a lovely dark purple color, with fantastic legs. Mine was slightly cloudy and there was some residual chunkage where the wine crept up and ate a bit of the cork. There is a wonderful bouquet of cherry and blackberry along with some earthy pepper and clove scents. I would also say there is a touch of lavender in the nose. All in all, a delightful aroma. The taste is very dry, but there is a fresh exotic breezy kind of quality, like I'm tasting the sea – in a good way. It is chocolatey. Rich. There is a very woody, rooty, earthy quality. But it is nicely balanced with dark red fruits, some plum flavors and it fills the mouth and excites the palate.


Snooth User: caandssmith
93356032
0.00 5
09/13/2011

This is a big, powerful wine with predominant aromas of ripe plums, blackberry and the typical, for the variety, blueberry. The second layer brings out graphite and smoky-tarry nuances of coffee and molasses. The mouth feel is definitely of a full bodied wine with massive but surprisingly civilized tannins leading to a long and unforgettable finish. Longevity is guaranteed with this variety for the next 10-15 years...or more! www.vinopedia.com


Snooth User: jeevescali
14757629
3.50 5
03/07/2009

Love the Petite! Not many people in the area make a nice Petite and I really enjoy this one.


Snooth User: pasdf
2050524
4.00 5
06/25/2009

Trentadue's petite sirah is a fantastic wine. A great buy for the money. It was recommended to us by a sommelier and I went home that night and bought a case. I'm on my second case now. Very consistent.


Snooth User: Lexy0809
84742521
4.50 5
05/29/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Trentadue Winery Petite Sirah Alexander Valley

External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal



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