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Trentadue 2005 Proprietary Red Blend Old Patch Red
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Named for the original 1896 plantings, the Trentadue Old Patch Red blend has remained the all time favorite among legions of Trentadue fans for over three decades. Some of these vines are still producing today! Although the blend composition varies slightly with the vintage, the main idea of pre-Prohibition style of field blend based on Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane remains the same. Trentadue says their Old Patch Red blend “is a serious everyday wine with a soft palate and loads of flavors.” The predominance of Zinfandel in the blend brings in jammy, peppery, black cherry and strawberry aromas with spicy herbal nuances. Further aeration reveals deeper and more complex layers of plums, brown sugar, graphite and earthy, dusty undertones. A solid tannin core suggests good aging potential, too. The highly allocated 2005 Old Patch Red blend was awarded a Best of Class from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair in addition to 6 Gold Medals from various international wine competitions. This wine was also named a Top Wine Value in Northern California by Food & Wine magazine and received an 88 Point score from Connoisseurs' Guide. [+]