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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Trinchero Meritage 2007
Trinchero Meritage 2007
(search item no. 109194)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $40.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Unlike the majority of our wines that are single-vineyard, this wine is a blend of choice lots from several of our prime estate vineyards and varies year to year. In 2007 we hand selected barrels of Cabernet from our Cloud's Nest Vineyard on Mt. Veeder and our Haystack Vineyard on Atlas Peak; Merlot from our Vista Montone Vineyard in Southern Napa; and Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from our Central Park West Vineyard in St. Helena.

"This is my favorite wine to make because, like having all the crayons in the box, it lets me paint the prettiest picture. Having an incredible arsenal of vineyards at my disposal enables me to make a wine with layers and layers of aromas and flavors. Cabernet is the backbone, Merlot contributes to the mid-palate and the aromatics, Petit Verdot adds color and floral aromatics, and Cabernet Franc elongates the finish." —Mario Monticelli.

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About Trinchero Napa Valley:

The Trinchero family has been making wine in the Napa Valley since 1948, and Trinchero Napa Valley serves to honor the legacy of foundery, Mario Trinchero. Wines bearing the Trinchero Napa Valley label are luxury-class, predominantly single-vineyard, wines from their Napa Valley estates. Ech is painstakingly handcrafted and produced in limited quantities. They source their grapes from 100 acres of estate vineyards in prime Napa Valley appellations, including St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Atlas Peak.