Trentadue 2010 Old Patch Red

by Mary Maynard
(Monument, CO)

Trentadue 2010 Old Patch Red

Trentadue 2010 Old Patch Red

What Possessed Us To Open Wine?

It was a Friday night. There was pizza. David thinks that pizza means wine. His mother used to think that you must have beer with pizza. It’s a family thing.

What Did The Label Want Us To Know?

It points out in the name that it is “old patch” and goes on to say that it is Lot #32. Does that just make it sound romantically linked to the ground or do I have a way of looking on Google Earth and seeing Lot #32? Or is this their 32nd try this year or their 32nd year?

They also mention North Coast, and the winery is located in Geyserville, CA. They list the 2010 blend which is 54% Zinfandel, 11% Carignane, 4% Tempranillo, and to explain why I loved this wine:
31% Petite Sirah! (my new love)

We tasted this wine before I read the back, but reading Petite Sirah explained a lot to me. They use descriptors: jammy, berry, black cherries, plums, peppery and spicy.

What’s So Great About It?

David thought big oak on nose and a little tobacco on the long smooth finish. He said he will definitely be drinking this again. My first impression was of chocolate. I don’t know why, but it reminded me of some kind of candy. I was in love with it immediately.

Someone Else’s More Qualified Opinion:

This is not the same year but best I could find!

Conversation This Wine Engendered:

So you want to start a winery?

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