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Since 1999, the La Storia reserve wines from Trentadue Winery have exemplified the best that the Geyserville Estate can offer in fruit quality and craftsmanship. After selecting the finest blocks for the finest fruit, the hand-sorting begins. Winemaker Miro Tcholakov produces the best wines possible before aging in French, European and American Oak. Today we will sample the five top-tier offerings from the winery’s Alexander Valley Estate. To begin with, and to be seasonally correct, we will begin with a Champagne from Jacquart.
Jacquart Brut Champagne, France
LIST PRICE 45.00 OUR PRICE 39.95
Wine Spectator gives this sparkler a 90-point rating: “Pale yellow with tints of white gold and a stream of fine bubbles. Aromas of fresh pear, fig and almond, with hints of orange flower. A light swirl of the glass brings out richer notes of honey and freshly baked bread.”
2014 La Storia Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
LIST PRICE 26.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
This Chardonnay is typical for the variety with aromas of apples, white peaches and citrus. With aeration, there are nuanced aromas of nutmeg, toast and vanilla as well as a suggestion of pineapple and lemons. The mouth feel is crisp with clear minerality and purity of fruit. This wine is rich, elegant and beautifully balanced.
2013 La Storia Merlot, Estate Bottled Block 500
LIST PRICE 27.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
This vintage delivers 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. New oak barrels contributed a touch of vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa dust and toast. In the mouth the wine is almost heavy but well balanced with the acidity and the tannins. This wine will age well.
2013 La Storia Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
LIST PRICE 30.00; OUR PRICE 26.95
The Cab displays abundant varietal aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry and black licorice with a hint of herbs and ripe olives. The predominately French oak aging contributed aromas of cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa and slight smokiness. The mouth feel is fresh and fruity with balanced acidity and very soft tannins. The fact that the alcohol content is modest and the acidity is relatively high suggests excellent longevity for this wine.
2013 La Storia Zinfandel, Estate Bottled Block 303
LIST PRICE 27.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
This wine was made mostly from Block 303 Zinfandel with some Block 400 and 402 Petite Sirah. The wine is bright and lively with typical Zin aromas; predominant dark cherry, blueberry and plum and a hint of raisin. The fine oak barrel aging brings in subtle aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, toast and smokiness. In the mouth it has medium body with very soft tannins that accentuate the wine’s long, fruity finish balanced with lively acidity.
2013 La Storia Petite Sirah, Alexander Valley Estate Bottled
LIST PRICE 30.00; OUR PRICE 21.50
The La Storia Petite Sirah was made by blending together most of the best blocks of Trentadue’s Petite Sirah along with some Zinfandel and Syrah. It has a beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, cocoa and a slight earthiness followed by brown sugar and a touch of vanilla, which is the contribution from new oak barrels. The wine has a full body mouth feel with soft tannins.