Monday, May 20, 2013

WOW: NEW! Trentadue La Storia Red Wine Portfolio

WOW: Wine of the Week

New: Trentadue La Storia Red Wine Portfolio

La Storia Wines
The new products just keep coming to!  Now offering three new Alexander Valley Red wines, at a price point that is sure to please!  This week's features are a Cabernet, Zinfandel and Petit Sirah, each of which are UNDER $25 per bottle...and the Zinfandel is coming in UNDER $20 per bottle!  If you are a fan of Alexander Valley, now is the time to try these fine wines with their rich history, deep, expressive profiles and outstanding value.

Winery Notes

"The Trentadue family arrived in Sonoma County long before their region gained a reputation as the Wine Country. Life-long, hands-on agriculturists, Evelyn and Leo Trentadue contributed significantly to the advancement of their region over the years. In 1959, the Trentadues decided to flee the developers encroaching on their apricot and cherry orchards in Sunnyvale, the area known today around the world as Silicon Valley. To preserve their way of life, these hard-working Italian ranchers purchased 208 acres of land in Sonoma County's then remote Alexander Valley.

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. Case in point: At the 1997 West Coast Wine Competition, Trentadue 1993 Carignane was awarded both a Gold Medal and Best of Class.

This winery's story cannot be told without mention of the Trentadues' remarkable long-term relationship with Paul Draper of Ridge Vineyards. Their personal history began in 1952 when the Trentadues became Paul's neighbor in Santa Clara, after buying an old abandoned wine estate at the end of Montebello Road. Paul began buying fruit from their ancient vines, striking up a friendship which continues to this day." - Winery Notes

Trentadue La Storia Estate Cabernet 2010 Tasting Notes...$24.18 per bottle

"The Cabernet grapes that we select for this wine come from Block 901, which is by far, the best block of Cab that we have on our Estate. Often rounding out the blend on this Cabernet Sauvignon are the other Bordeaux varietals of Petite Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This wine is a classic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with a nose of ripe sweet cherry and plums, developed aromas of leather, licorice and hints of cocoa powder and molasses. With proper cellaring, this wine should age well for another 10 plus years." - Winery Notes

Trentadue La Storia Estate Zinfandel 2011 Tasting Notes...$18.18 per bottle

Extremely well balanced tannins, acidity and sweetness. Cherry, tobacco with a coffee finish.

Trentadue La Storia Estate Petite Sirah 2011 Tasting Notes...$24.18 per bottle

"Produced from grapes grown only on the Trentadue Alexander Valley Estate, this wine will impress with a black, inky color and a firm, rich and chewy mouth feel. The aromas often indicate cherry, blackberry and chocolate as well as an intriguing hint of cigar box. La Storia Petite Sirah exhibits a very big and firm structure that will allow for this wine to age gracefully for years to come. A true Sonoma County standout." - Winery Notes

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