Origin: United States
- [United States - California]
A tribute to the family patriarch, Henry Trione, this deep red wine is an artful blend of the five classic Bordeaux varieties: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Cabernet Sauvignon forms the base structure and Merlot contributes fruit flavors and velvety texture; the Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot add depth, color and spice. We harvested the fully ripe grapes from select blocks on three Trione ranches in Alexander Valley.
It is extremely rare to have back to back perfect vintages but 2013 is proving to be just that: perfection. What started out as a normal spring bud break was followed by a moderate, if not ideal growing season. Optimal conditions for ripening resulted in an almost perfect development of flavor, sugar, acid, and structure. The harvest season began slightly early but with perfect fall conditions it was compact and uniform. The season allowed for an almost clockwork style of harvest.
Aromatically deep, rich and inviting; this wine has a silky smooth texture which is reminiscent of a right bank Bordeaux. Blueberries and currants dominate the palate, while the soft tannins linger on the finish. The 2013 Henry’s Blend is drinking beautifully now but has the intensity, tannins and balanced acidity to last and continue to develop for the next 5-7 years.
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