2016 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. Enjoy Tre Leoni with your next barbeque and when gathering with family or friends.

 

WINEMAKER NOTES

Three generations of the Leonardini Family (Tre Leoni) are responsible for this expertly made proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. Whitehall Lane and the Leonardini’s are known for making elegant, sophisticated Cabernets. Tre Leoni, while a serious blend, is a little fun and distinctly delicious.

THE VINTAGE

The 2016 growing year was picture perfect with warm spring and summer days making optimum 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%