2018 Tre Leoni – Red Blend

NAPA VALLEY
$32.00 per bottle   /   $27.20 club price
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This blend has depth, balance and big flavors. The nose evokes black cherry pie, tar, licorice, and notes of chocolate. On the palate, it bursts with fresh blackberries, mixed berry cobbler, toasted walnuts, and chocolate covered cherries. 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

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 after aging 18 months. The lion’s share of the wine is Cabernet Sauvignon with equal, lesser percentages of Merlot, and Syrah and a small amount of Zinfandel. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

THE VINTAGE

For the 2018 vintage, bud break began in late March to early April, leading to a Spring that was mild and dry. Flowering proved to be long and gave way to a healthy set of uniform grape clusters. Summer was also quite warm and long, leading to a cooling effect near the end of the season and into Fall. Throughout the vineyard growing season, there were no heat spikes and the temperatures were steady and even-keel. 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%