Dec 052013
2009 Trione Vineyards & Winery Geyerville Ranch Red Wine, Alexander Valley Appellation,  CA, $48 (S) – Rating 92

This classic Bordeaux blend of 69% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, 7% Petite Verdot, 6 % Malbec and 6% Cab Franc is elegantly powerful with a delicious balance of fruit, acidity and jaminess. Decant for 30-45 minutes for full flavor development. Enticingly rich nose with abundant aromas of ripe dark fruit, spice and blueberry with notes of dark chocolate and espresso. Soft yet apparent tannins with layered flavors of dark cherry, plum brown spice and blueberry. Notes of espresso in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Nov 132012
2008 Trione Vineyards & Winery Alexander Valley Red Wine, Geyersville Ranch, Ca, $48 (S) – Rating 92

A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 11% Petite Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec. This richly intense wine with plenty of fruit needs at least an hour in the decanter to unfold its true potential. Patience is rewarded with a nose of blueberry, ripe plum, ripe raspberry and jammy pie spice. The complex flavor profile includes notes of blueberry, ripe raspberry, dark cherry, baking spice and toasty oak. Supple tannins and good acidity makes for good winter dish food pairing. A long finish with notes of dark chocolate. Buy This Wine