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Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley
Trione
United States - California - Sonoma County

Essence of brambly wild berries are the first impression on the nose. A silky soft palate entry with a well-knit tannin structure, supple yet with form and substance. This wine evolves in the glass from subtle fruit aromatics to ever evolving notes of cedar, plum, allspice and black currant.

Specifications
Appellation
Sonoma County
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec
Vinification
The grapes were all hand harvested, sorted and sent directly to small open top fermentation tanks. The fermentations were done using a unique cap irrigation device that brings in air as the free-run juice is being circulated over the cap during the peak of fermentation. This technique ensures the binding of tannins with the color compounds found in the grapes as well as maximizing proper yeast cell health and viability.
The wine aged 18 months in French oak barrels (40% new) from coopers Taransaud, Vicard and TW Boswell.
Production
5,588 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2015 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 88 PTS - JD

2015 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Blackberries, roasted herbs, violets, and a touch of crushed stone-like minerality emerge from the 2015 Henry's Blend, a rounded, nicely textured, delicious effort. With good acidiay and moderate tannins, it should evolve for 7-8 years, if not longer."
- Jeb Dunnuck (May 2020), 88 pts

2013 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 92 PTS - CF

2013 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 92 PTS - CF

catherine fallis logo 250"Youthful, rich and chewy with notes of blackcurrant, black olive, black plum, vanilla and espresso. Age or aerate to soften the texture. - Catherine Fallis MS"

- Planet grape (2017), 92 pts

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2013 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 91 PTS - WE

2013 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"A Bordeaux-style blend of all five classic red varieties (the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot playing nearly equal roles) this wine is tart in blackberry, cranberry, dark cherry and cassis, with firm, youthful tannins supporting the fruit. Softly intense, it offers balanced acidity and integrated oak."

- Wine Enthusiast (December 2017), 91 pts

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2012 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 89 PTS - WE

2012 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 89 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Blended from all five Bordeaux varieties, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot almost equal in proportion, this is a lovely, well-crafted wine, softly concentrated with highlights of licorice, lavender, violets and black pepper. From three ranches farmed by the family, it's both seamless and structured."

- Wine Enthusiast (September 2016), 89 pts

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2011 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 91 PTS - WE

2011 Trione Henry's Blend Alexander Valley - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"A classic interpretation of a red Bordeaux blend, this holds almost equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, in addition to smaller amounts of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. The wine offers mint, sage and cedar that give a brushy quality around blackberry and cassis. With a juicy core, it's complex and lengthy, the oak subdued."

- Wine Enthusiast (June 2016), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Trione

Trione Winery was established in 2005 by Mark and Vic Trione. The Trione family has farmed Sonoma county for three generations and is deeply rooted in the Sonoma Country wine ...
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