The 2004 vintage of Trilogy is another great expression of the
terrior of the Napa Valley. This blend features aromas of oak
and cherry, moving into the classic strong Cabernet flavors of
black cherry and cassis. Accented by hints of raspberry from the Merlot,
tobacco from the Cabernet Franc, plum from the Petit Verdot and a ruby
richness from the Malbec, the 2004 Trilogy has a firm tannin structure
that makes it approachable now while allowing it to age gracefully for
the next several years. Elegant and full of fruit flavor, this wine has all
the elements that have made Trilogy famous for the past 20 years.
I am such a strong fan of the Australians, I wasn't expecting to like this as well as I did, but, oh, this is a nice on! This blend seems to be just the proper mix, giving it a purely wonderful aroma and a strong balance of flavorful taste that is quite amazing. The finish is smooth. Overall, this is very fruit forward in all the right places. I fully intend to grab more!