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Trione Vineyards Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This comes in a gigantic bottle. An initial flood of quite clearly Cabernet driven aromas quickly tightens up revealing a rather restrained array of black currant, vanilla, mulberry, tobacco and allspice driven aromas. This is tight in the mouth with a pop of mistiness on entry. Powerful and dense, yet elegant and transparent, this is very tight today with fine balance between the oak influence and the reticent fruit which comes off as rather red fruited. The tannins are obvious but nicely polished and dusty with cinnamon and allspice flavors. This really is striking, still too young but it has excellent balance and is not plagued with excessive fruit or concentration that might throw things out of balance in the future. The finish is long if a touch light today, with an almost raspberry freshness on the finale. Very attractive showing the great balance and freshness. 93pts

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Trione Vineyards & Winery LLC:
For 35 harvests, for 35 Septembers, our family has carefully farmed and managed some of the finest grapes in Sonoma County. With painstaking devotion to the land, three generations – Henry Trione, sons Mark and Vic, and Mark’s daughter Denise – have developed a reputation for producing premium grapes. Our wines are characteristic of the appellations in which they are grown: the cool, slow-ripe... Read more
For 35 harvests, for 35 Septembers, our family has carefully farmed and managed some of the finest grapes in Sonoma County. With painstaking devotion to the land, three generations – Henry Trione, sons Mark and Vic, and Mark’s daughter Denise – have developed a reputation for producing premium grapes. Our wines are characteristic of the appellations in which they are grown: the cool, slow-ripening flavors of the Russian River Valley and the rich, dark-berry essence of the Alexander Valley. Over these many harvest seasons, we have owned and managed more than 700 acres of the best grapes and soils in these highly respected Sonoma County appellations. We have learned to balance and blend the gifts of nature with state-of-the-art winemaking. Our grapes have been the foundation of many award-winning wines. Now we bring our grapes to you in wines bottled under our own label, Trione Vineyards & Winery. We are passionate about family and tradition, especially traditions that include good food and good wine. Our vineyards, our wines – and our winery – have been a labor of love, the culmination of our family’s long tradition of dedication to Sonoma County. Please share a bottle of wine from the Trione Vineyards and Winery with your family and friends, and taste our commitment to excellence. Salute! Read less

Editorial Reviews for Trione Vineyards Alexander Valley Bordeaux Blend

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,647
4.50 5
01/09/2013

This comes in a gigantic bottle. An initial flood of quite clearly Cabernet driven aromas quickly tightens up revealing a rather restrained array of black currant, vanilla, mulberry, tobacco and allspice driven aromas. This is tight in the mouth with a pop of mistiness on entry. Powerful and dense, yet elegant and transparent, this is very tight today with fine balance between the oak influence and the reticent fruit which comes off as rather red fruited. The tannins are obvious but nicely polished and dusty with cinnamon and allspice flavors. This really is striking, still too young but it has excellent balance and is not plagued with excessive fruit or concentration that might throw things out of balance in the future. The finish is long if a touch light today, with an almost raspberry freshness on the finale. Very attractive showing the great balance and freshness. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,647
4.50 5
01/14/2014

Sweetly toasted spice on the nose is all about oak and a candy shop. Theres some blackberry fruit here but it more about the spice at this point. Very fresh on entry and bright with juicy acids and fine grained tannins supporting clear, fresh blackberry and cherry fruit that is wrapped up in a gauze of vanilla and oak spice. The oak is decidedly more obvious on the nose than the palate where this remains rather light and elegant with attractive underlying minerality on the rather long, juicy black berry and black cherry toned finish. This is very well balanced with good energy in the mouth. 93pts




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