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New York Wine Exchange USD 12.99 750ml

Trentadue Winery Red Blend Sonoma County Old Patch Red 2004

Member Review by Nebuchadnezzar25:

Hands down, this is the best wine I've purchased and continue to purchase under $20! Screw the top off and get the wonderful chocolately spicey mouthful you really want at the end of a long hard day at the office. Just enough bite at the end to keep you coming back for more. I want to buy cases and cases of this stuff. Robert Parker, Jr. gives this a 90+.

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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 Red Blend Sonoma County Old Patch Red

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4.50 5
09/16/2007

Hands down, this is the best wine I've purchased and continue to purchase under $20! Screw the top off and get the wonderful chocolately spicey mouthful you really want at the end of a long hard day at the office. Just enough bite at the end to keep you coming back for more. I want to buy cases and cases of this stuff. Robert Parker, Jr. gives this a 90+.


Snooth User: Rob McKaughan
41896102
4.50 5
01/25/2008

Really wonderful table wine. My house standard.


Snooth User: lukejo
23509684
3.50 5
09/03/2009

Initial aroma of deep berry and oak with the first taste of dusty juicy taste and definite spicy end notes. Great with an Italian gouda.

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  • Snooth User: ottozap
    11076221
    3.00 5
    12/30/2008

    Fruit forward, soft tannins. Cherries, a bit of licorice and leather. Lacks complexity or depth.


    Snooth User: milomilo
    2949447
    5.00 5
    09/19/2007

    Five glasses


    External Reviews for Trentadue Winery Red Blend Sonoma County Old Patch Red

    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    11/16/2014

    Hearty and appealingly rustic, with aromas and flavors of plum, wild berry, licorice and bitter-sweet chocolate. The tannins are a bit chewy, but enjoy this with a burger or barbecued ribs. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane. Drink now through 2010.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    11/16/2014

    Trentadue’s Old Patch Red is consistently one of California’s finest wine bargains, and their screw cap-finished 2004 (76% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, and 8% Carignane) is reminiscent of a French Cotes du Rhone. An exuberant, peppery, spicy nose offering up scents of black currants, plums, and cherries is followed by sweet, medium-bodied flavors, a plush texture, and gorgeous purity. The result is an alluring, value-priced wine that can be enjoyed over the next 2–3 years. The good news is that there 7,000 cases of this beauty.



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