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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Trentadue La Storia Zinfandel Alexander Valley Estate 2006
Trentadue La Storia Zinfandel Alexander Valley Estate 2006
(search item no. 105158)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $22.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Vintage will be remembered as the one with heavy rainfall in the winter and cool summer. The long ripening season provided extra "hang time" for the grapes and thus produced wines with great depth and superb structure. Following the abundant 2005 vintage, 2006 had a relatively low yield contributing to more intense flavor and overall concentration. The grapes for our 2006 La Storia blend were harvested at the end of September and the first week of October from blocks 303 and 315; all head prunes vines. As usual the grapes fermented in 60% closed top and 40% open top tanks. After primary fermentation the wine was racked in 45 new barrels for malolactic fermentation. Prior bottling 12% Petite Sirah was blended with the Zin for structure enhancement.

The wine has an intense nose of dark cherries and currants with brown sugar, maple and a slightly toasted aroma courtesy of the new oak barrels. The mouth feel is medium to heavy with a slightly, sweet long finish. Overall '06 is another great example of the consistently high quality Zins made from our Geyserville Estate year after year. Age for 3 to 5 years.

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About Trentadue Winery:

The Trentadues were among the very first to plant new vines in Sonoma County since the days of Prohibition. Italians love their red wines, especially hearty reds like Carignane. In 1962, the Trentadue family began planting new Carignane vines in addition to the 68 acres of old vines already growing on their ranch. Now more than 35 years old, these vines are among the oldest producing Carignane vineyards in America. The family remains steadfastly devoted to this grape, and their wine ranks indisputably among just a handful of top ranked California Carignane.