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

Oct 282012
2007 Trione Vineyards & Winery Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Block Twenty-one, Sonoma County, CA, $64 (S) – Rating 94

Wow! A really big Cabernet from Sonoma’s Alexander Valley.  This big boy opens with a rich and spicy nose of blueberry and ripe raspberry. The lush mouth-feel is enhanced with flavors of dark cherry, plum, ripe raspberry, dark spices and just enough earthiness to be interesting. The tannins are a soft and well integrated but still some zippy acidity remains. A classic Bordeaux blend with 10% Merlot and 2.5% each Petite Verdot and Malbec. A long and complex finish. Buy This Wine