2010 La Storia Zinfandel
California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley
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After a protracted surveillance, we have returned to Trentadue Winery! This time, we’ve returned with another of their fantastic La Storia Reserve wines, their coveted 2010 Zinfandel. This wine is dark, complex and delicious. It is also a very food-friendly wine, with plenty of acidity.
Aromatically, this wine reminds us of ancient vine Zinfandel from Amador. Rich, dark aromas deliver wonderful, dark fruit, spice and minerals. On the palate, the wine is complex, plush and full of character.
Miro Tcholakov, winemaker for Trentadue, is fondly referred to around Wine Spies HQ as “Agent KGB”. We have been fans of Miro for the last five years. He just keeps getting better and better at his craft.
With the Fall and Winter holidays approaching, we can’t help but recommend this elegant, approachable wine for your holiday entertaining. At over 25% off, we’ll be stocking up our own private stash.
Dark burgundy red with a slightly opaque heart. At the edges of the glass, a medium-width band of magenta excircles the wine. Tall, chubby legs run slowly down the glass after a good swirl.
Dusky and dark, with sweet blackberry, rich black cherry, black currant and plum in the lead. These are closely followed by dark raspberry, caramel, dark wild strawberry, subtle dried meats, black pepper and a hint of exotic spice.
Bold and dark, with tart black cherry, young blackberry, tart plum and dark black currant. As the wine breathes, it opens up to reveal dark wild strawberry, spiced cherry candy, dusty bramble, dried violets, exotic dark spice, slate, black pepper and a hint of subtle sweetwood.
Very long and filled with red and black fruits that take a very long time to fully fade away. As fruits fade, the palate is left with a coating of dark spice, slate and black pepper. These take a while to completely diminish.