Rich in fruit flavor, crisp, clean, lively and refreshing. Great balance and a lingering finish mark this full-flavored sparkling wine that is perfect for all kinds of special occasions. Whether it's a wedding, an anniversary, a birthday, a holiday event, or just an intimate gathering of friends, this sparkling wine is sure to please.
Montepulciano, an important grape variety from Central Italy, was planted on our Estate thirteen years ago but it was only 4 rows of vines. We liked it so much that 6 years ago we planted additional 1.5 acres of the certified Italian clone VCR 10. We found out that this variety is late ripening, even later then the Cabernet Sauvignon. There are currently less than 11 tons harvested of this variety in Sonoma County. It is the grower’s variety-with its beautiful and perfect, dark berried clusters, uniformly hanging from the vines. The 2016 is our second harvest from the young vines. Honoring the Trentadue family heritage and traditions we offer you this classic Italian variety. The wine is deeply colored, with intense blueberry and plum aromas, solid tannins and firm acidity.
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In California Carignane was grown state wide and it was the base for many wonderful wines in the early days of winemaking. Today a few rare old vineyards such as Trentadue Estate are still standing and proudly producing delicious wines. This grape is a relatively late ripening variety and it has a tendency to produce large crop given the opportunity. Our Old Vines were planted back in 1896 and well pass their heavy bearing years. The vines are also dry farmed and that contributes to the lower yields as well. Our 2016 Carignane exhibits abundant aromas and flavors of Bing cherries, dark plums and wild berries. The mouth feel supports medium body with fresh acidity and a long fruity finish. Only 14 % new oak barrels were used during the aging of this wine in order to preserve it’s natural freshness and delicate aromas and flavors. Serve with roasted meats, savory vegetable dishes and a variety of rustic cheeses. Cheers!
Our 2016 Petite Sirah has a very dark, opaque color, beautiful nose of concentrated blue berries and blackberries that leads to a full body mouth feel with engagingly soft tannins. After short aeration the nose opens up with the addition of cocoa, slight earthiness followed by brown sugar and a touch of vanilla-contribution of the new oak barrels. Overall the aromas are of fresh dark fruit and very attractive. This wine will definitely age well and if stored properly it will give you the most enjoyment in 3-6 years.
The flavor profile of our Rosato di Sangiovese is amazing –guava, peach, apricot and water melon followed by touch of Asian spices and a hint of rose petals. The mouth feel is viscous with slight sweetness, bright acidity, juicy and refreshing. Enjoy this wine well chilled with or without food, it will be equally satisfying!
Our 2016 Merlot is a fine example of the ability of this classic Bordeaux variety to make solid, tasty and age worthy wines. The 2016 growing season was nearly perfect and very similar to the great 2012 and 2013 delivering bright and fruity aromas and deep dark color with a bit higher than normal acidity suggesting better affinity with food. The main aromas and flavors are of dark cherry, plums, a bit of black licorice and herbs. The new oak barrels contribute a touch of vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa dust and toast.
The wine is bright and lively with concentrated “Zin” aromas predominant dark cherry, blueberry and plums and some of the typical raisins aromas. The judicious fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, brown sugar and slight toast and smokiness. The mouth feel is solid, with medium to full body and very soft and elegant tannins that accentuate the wine’s long and juicy finish with lively acidity.