2012 La Storia Cuvee 32

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Tasting Notes

Another spectacular harvest down memory lane. If I have to describe the 2012 harvest with one word, intense is what it comes to mind! The last similar vintage was 1997 when everything ripened simultaneously and there was a lot of it. Following the low yielding 2011, this harvest was expectedly larger and one of the largest in the history of Trentadue as far as total grapes made to wine. The quality of all varieties is outstanding!

Our 2012 Cuvee 32 is the 15th vintage of this blend for Trentadue Winery. In retrospect, our “Super Tuscan” blend has been very successful and consistently our top selling wine in the Tasting Room. Although the blend changes slightly year to year, the quality has been consistent because the wine is made from our Estate Vineyards. The 2012 vintage produced wines with dark red color, bright fruit and firm acidity, destined to age well.

Our 2012 Cuvee 32 has intense cranberry and cherry aromas, contributed by the Sangiovese, followed by deeper red fruit aromas of dark cherry, blueberry and a hint of pomegranate. With more air, the wine shows more complex, yet still developing, aromas and flavors of cocoa, cinnamon, leather and black licorice. The mouth feel is medium to full with relatively high, food friendly acidity and a long and fresh finish. Drink now through 2019.
 

Technical Data

Varietal 54% Sangiovese, 29% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Montepulciano
Appellation Alexander Valley Estate
Production 1951 Cases
Bottled January, 2014
Alcohol 14.5%
RS .35%
pH 3.59
Total Acid .61g/100ml
Winemaker Miro Tcholakov


 

Accolades

Gold Medal, Best of Class of Region - California State Fair Wine Competition
Gold Medal, Best of Class - North of the Gate Wine Competition
Gold Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal - Sunset Magazine

2012 La Storia Cuvee 32