Trentadue Old Patch Red 2003 (PB)
This gorgeous wine has a young hue and vibrant depth in the glass. It is rich looking with a luscious bouquet of a mixture of fresh berries just picked. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Sangiovese (the great grape of Tuscany) Petite Sirah, Carignane, and Syrah. Zinfandel and Sangiovese seem to be the bouquet busters predominantly. On the palate at opening, it is hot and tannic with stifled fruit. After a few minutes of breathing the bouquet is fabulous with a sweet hint of bananas. It is still hot after considerable air and quite tannic--seemingly immature. As it is, it is somewhat nondescript although you can taste the berries trying to fight their way out. They are going to need more time to win. Give it another couple years! At $15, there’s better out there for drinking right now! Raise a glass.