Bottle Notes, Zinfandel

2016 Trentadue Old Patch Red – Bottle Notes

In 1959, the Trentadue family purchased 208 acres of land in Sonoma County’s then remote Alexander Valley. Trentadue Winery was founded in 1969 and currently makes a vast array of wines. Miro Tcholakov is the
Vice President of Winemaking Operations.

The 2016 OPR Red is predominately Zinfandel blended with Petite Sirah and Carignane from a vineyard that dates back to 1896.

Dark red in color. 14.5% ABV. Savory nose of red and black fruits, licorice and peach. Medium to full bodied with ample acidity. Really approachable. Raspberry, blackberry, spiced plums and pepper on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Super old vine field blend that is fairly priced at $15 a bottle. Compares well to the Marietta Old Vine Red. Consider this wine for upcoming Spring events involving the barbecue. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 90 points.

I’ll be the first to admit I have not tried a wine from Trentadue in well over a decade. I’ll be going back for more of the Old Patch Red. If you get a chance to try a bottle I would love to know what you think.

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