2011 Trinchero Napa Valley Meritage
Mario and Mary Trinchero left Manhattan in 1948 to takeover an abandoned nineteenth century winery called Sutter Home in the Napa Valley. They refurbished the place and began to produce wine, mostly Zinfandel from grapes they sourced in Amador County.
In 1972, their son Bob produced a wine he named White Zinfandel. Of course the fortunes of the Trinchero Winery were changed forever. Shortly after the world's first white zin became famous, they began buying land in the Napa Valley setting the future in motion.
Winemaker Mario Monticelli's favorite wine to make because he gets to choose from all the estates to craft a wine that is layered and approachable upon release. Cabernet is the backbone, Petit Verdot adds color and aromatics, Merlot contributes to the mid-palate and the aromatics, Malbec adds a wonderful juiciness, and Cabernet Franc elongates the finish.
It starts with white pepper, candied violets and blackberry flower aromas and then leads into concentrated layers of black and red fruit flavors. This is a structured wine, yet is soft and luscious and eminently drinkable upon release in his words.
Robert Parker wrote, äóìthe 2011 Proprietary Red Meritage, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, reveals surprisingly soft, round, easygoing flavors of black cherries, black currants, spice and earth. Medium-bodied, charming and more sensual and seductive than the more expensive 2010 Signature, the Meritage can be enjoyed over the next decade.äó?
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