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Trentadue Winery Red Blend Sonoma County Old Patch Red 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes The Old Patch is a serious everyday wine with soft palate and loads of flavors. The predominance of Zin in the blend brings in jammy, peppery, black cherry and strawberry aromas with spicy herbal nuances. Further aeration reveals deeper and more complex layers of plums, brown sugar, graphite and earthy, dusty undertones. The mouth feel reveals no hard edges, with a juicy middle but shows a solid tannin core suggesting a good aging potential.

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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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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.00 5
03/30/2009

A very rich blend - sweet fruity notes and some delicate florals are counterbalanced by a thick meaty finish (from the Zin)


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.00 5
06/29/2009

A nice wine for the price. Nothing fancy, but solid and food-friendly.


Snooth User: Blinky
255124228
2.50 5
07/12/2014

Interesting blend of 70% Zinfandel, 20% Petite Syrah, 5.5% Carignane and 4.5% Syrah. Heavy duty on the fruit, very plummy and jammy with a hint of spice. Great body and pleasant overall. Very good value.


Snooth User: Mark1975
95811126
3.00 5
05/02/2009

A bit on the sweet side. Fine concentration and tannins, and super juicy. Bargain for sure, but wish it was a bit drier.


Snooth User: Leigh Ann Laughon
151285557
5.00 5
07/22/2014

Excellent every day wine!


Snooth User: SDWineLover13
32231316
4.00 5
08/06/2009

This is a great bottle of wine.Very drinkable. It goes down too easy for your own good. Big luscious mouth feel of jammy berries, with a nice addition of spice and pepper that rounds out with chocolate. Best part is that it is only $8.99 a bottle at Cost Plus right now. CP.


Snooth User: winelovingal
133859085
4.00 5
02/19/2014

Four glasses


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

External Review
05/23/2011

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
05/23/2011

A juiced up Cotes du Rhone-styled effort from California's North Coast, the 2002 Old Patch Red (a field blend of Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah, and miscellaneous varietals) boasts a deep ruby/plum/purple color along with a big, hedonistic aromatic profile consisting of pepper, black fruits, and forest floor. Ripe, fruit-driven, full-bodied flavors reveal no hard edges. Enjoy this excellent value over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
05/23/2011

This is the wine that has made the Trentadue winery famous. Well, famous in an obscure sort of way- just like the blend. Mixing French and Italian grapes with good old American varieties (such as Zinfandel and Petite Sirah), the result is a big, burly, flavorful red. Produced from vines well over 100 years old, this wine, not surprisingly, improves with age.


External Review
05/23/2011

Trentadue continues to produce some excellent values, none better than their field blend of mixed varietals called Old Patch Red. The 2005 represents a California version of a French Cotes du Rhone. Aromas of strawberries, cherries, earth, pepper, herbs, and spice emanate from this medium-bodied, straightforward, satisfying red wine. Consume it over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe Old Patch is a serious everyday wine with soft palate and loads of flavors. The predominance of Zin in the blend brings in jammy, peppery, black cherry and strawberry aromas with spicy herbal nuances. Further aeration reveals deeper and more complex layers of plums, brown sugar, graphite and earthy, dusty undertones. The mouth feel reveals no hard edges, with a juicy middle but shows a solid tannin core suggesting a good aging potential.


External Review
11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Best of Class Medal



Wine Tasting Notes The Old Patch is a serious everyday wine with soft palate and loads of flavors. The predominance of Zin in the blend brings in jammy, peppery, black cherry and strawberry aromas with spicy herbal nuances. Further aeration reveals deeper and more complex layers of plums, brown sugar, graphite and earthy, dusty undertones. The mouth feel reveals no hard edges, with a juicy middle but shows a solid tannin core suggesting a good aging potential.

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