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Trinchero 'Napa Valley' Meritage 2010

Member Review by EMark:

Easy to tell that this is a "heavy CS" blend. You can almost smell CS from across the room. Very fruity on the tip of the tongue--cherries an berries. A lot more oomph as it passes over the rest of the palate--some detectable vanilla flavor, some tobacco, tons of tannin. A bit hot on the back of the throat. A pretty robust wine. US$39.99 at Costco in 2010.

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Trinchero Napa Valley:
'The Trincher Napa Valley winery is a work of art unto itself- -the perfect place to craft our new luxury wines. As an architect, this Project has been especially meaningful to me. No detail was overlooked and we worked tirelessly to not only malce this a great functioning winery, but to also make it a place for friends and family to gather'

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Vintage: 2007 02/27/2013

Easy to tell that this is a "heavy CS" blend. You can almost smell CS from across the room. Very fruity on the tip of the tongue--cherries an berries. A lot more oomph as it passes over the rest of the palate--some detectable vanilla flavor, some tobacco, tons of tannin. A bit hot on the back of the throat. A pretty robust wine. US$39.99 at Costco in 2010.


External Reviews for Trinchero 'Napa Valley' Meritage

External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/18/2013

Layers of distinctive flavors and aromatics to the final wine. Our Meritage boasts balance, structure and a generous, long finish accented by hints of brioche and milk chocolate.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/30/2011

The grapes for Trinchero’s Napa Valley wines are sourced from their over 200 acres of estate vineyards in prime Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Atlas Peak. This Meritage blend is made up of 72% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine was aged 15 months in 70% new French Oak. Wine Spectaotr scored it 92 points saying "Rich and savory, well-focused and nicely proportioned, with savory herb, ripe dark berry, black licorice, cedar, espresso and tobacco flavors. Full-bodied, ending with a graceful mix of tiered flavors and texture. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2021."


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Vintage: 2008 12/22/2011

The grapes for Trinchero’s Napa Valley wines are sourced from their over 200 acres of estate vineyards in prime Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Atlas Peak. This Meritage blend is made up of 72% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The wine was aged 15 months in 70% new French Oak. Mario Monticelli is the young winemaker, producing all of the Trinchero Napa Valley wines. Having grown up the son of a winemaker it was a natural progression for him. And his experience working for Philippe Melka, producing super elite Napa Cabs from the best vineyards throughout the valley made him the ideal candidate for Trinchero. Since coming on board with production of the 2007 vintage he has received an array of 90+ scores that rivals the best. This 2008, his second Meritage scored 92 points in the Wine Spectator who said "Rich and savory, well-focused and nicely proportioned, with savory herb, ripe dark berry, black licorice, cedar, espresso and tobacco flavors. Full-bodied, ending with a graceful mix of tiered flavors and texture. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2021."


External Review
Vintage: 2007 06/21/2011

The grapes for Trinchero’s Napa Valley wines are sourced from their over 200 acres of estate vineyards in prime Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Atlas Peak. This Meritage is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (81%) with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. Winemaker Mario Monticelli, whose worked along side Philippe Melka producing some of Napa’s most famous cult wines, says this is his “favorite wine to make”. Winner of a Double Gold Medal in The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, this wine is painstakingly hand crafted. All the grapes are subjected to a double triage so no stems or inferior fruit ever make it into the fermenters. The wines are barrel aged separately for 16 months in 75% new French oak. Then Mario builds the blend piece by piece for a wine with layers and layers of complex aromas and flavors. It shows black currant, licorice, plums, cocoa and earthy cedar and mineral nuances in a supple texture that shows beautifully approachable. For a Napa Valley estate wine of this quality it's an incredible value. Very Limited. View the complete Trinchero 2007 Meritage, Napa Valley review in Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Buying Guide


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Vintage: 2007 02/25/2010

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