Bright cherry red with a hint of carbonation? That’s usually not the description for a wine… But it was how I describe the first wine from the mixed case I purchased last weekend. I let Jon pick the first wine to try, and he chose the 2012 Trentadue Old Patch Red.
The color was more bright cherry red than I was expecting from a wine that is primarily Zinfandel, and it was less opaque than I was expecting too. On the palate, it has a medium body, but the first taste of this wine was odd. It made my tongue tingle, almost like the wine was lightly carbonated. Once the tingle dissipated, I figured it was very strong spice that was causing the sensation. So weird! Fortunately the tingling on the tongue went away after the wine sat in the glass for about 10 minutes.
This red blend from the North Coast of California is 85% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Carignane, and 4% Syrah. This wine was meh… Not bad enough to pour down the drain, but… in short, not every wine is a winner.
Have you had the 2012 Trentadue Old Patch Red? What did you think?