Producer Wine Name Varietal Reviewer Rating Vintage Cost
ProducerTrentadue Winery  Wine NameMeritage  VarietalBlended Red  ReviewerMike Taylor  RatingExcellent  Vintage2002  Cost$45.00 
A long time favorite producer of mine, Trentadue (32 in Italian) produces wonderful wines. Their La Storia wine is nothing short of delicious. The 2002 Meritage is an estate blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Grabbing your attention at first pour, you'll notice that the opaque ruby core fades to a shade of purple at the rim. With increasing anticipation, the nose reveals a myriad of wonderful aromas. Black cherry, black currant, clove, cinnamon, mint and a touch of vanilla all provide a concentrated intensity when smelled. The palate is treated equally well, the wine's full body shows a rich and mellowed consistency. Medium grained tannins are a touch powdery and provide a robust structure. Overall, this wine has a flowing balance parting with a long warm finish. While still developing, this rich masculine wine should provide plenty of enjoyable drinking in the time ahead as well.
Color Type Maturity Appellation Country State County Region
ColorRed  TypeTable  MaturityDeveloping  AppellationAlexander Valley  CountryUnited States  StateCalifornia  CountySonoma  RegionNorth Coast (CA) 
Date added: August 26, 2005
Superb: 95-100 | Excellent: 90-94 | Very Good: 85-89 | Good: 80-84 | Ordinary: 75-79 | Undrinkable: 50-74