2015 Tre Leoni – Red Blend

NAPA VALLEY
$30.00 per bottle   /   $25.50 club price
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We were hunting for an image to complete our Tre Leoni package upgrade and this bold view of artist Jacqui Oakley’s oil on canvas painting kept stalking us.  The vivid colors and focused eye of the lion not only impress, but also tell the story of what is in the bottle: it is a bold, impressive, focused wine loaded with vivid aromas, flavors, and texture. 

This blend has amazing depth, balance, and big flavors.  The nose evokes candied black fruit, red currants, stewed black plums, licorice, and dried sage. On the palate, it bursts with fresh blackberries, crème de cassis, dark chocolate, and mixed berry jam.  This wine has great texture that ultimately finishes with round, silky smooth tannins. 

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

Three generations of the Leonardini Family (Tre Leoni) are responsible or this expertly made proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel. Each grape varietal was fermented and aged as separate lots in French and American oak barrels. Winemaker Jason Moulton tasted through each lot and put the final blend together in early 2017 after aging 18 months. The lion’s share of the wine is Cabernet Sauvignon with equal, lesser percentages of Merlot, Syrah, and a small amount of Zinfandel.  This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

THE VINTAGE

The 2015 growing year was picture perfect with warm spring and summer days making optimul conditions for flavor development in every grape cluster.  The Merlot and Zinfandel grapes were the first to ripen in mid-September followed by the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in late September and mid-October. 

WINE FACTS

Winemaker: Jason Moulton 

Appellation: Napa Valley

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel

Alcohol: 14.7%