Saturday, February 13, 2010

2005 Trentadue ZINFANDEL (Sonoma County)

This blend of fruit from the Alexander Valley and other Sonoma locations is a very good value in a fully mature Zin.

Dark, blackish ruby. Intense, low-toned nose: Smoky balsa wood, rick blackberries, and loamy, minerally gravel. Deep, rich, ripe, and peppery, with low-toned flavors of dark black fruits, and a long, smoky, ripe finish. Can still sense a bit of tannin. 88. Was about $14 at Spec's on Smith.

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