Another stunning 2013 red blend
2013 Whitehall Lane Tre Leoni Red Blend...$24.99
Three generations of the Leonardini Family (Tre Leoni) are responsible for this expertly made proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. This ferociously fun blend is round, rich and delicious. It has enticing aromas of red berry, plum, and sweet oak. The flavors of blackberry jam, cherry and hints of black pepper fill the mouth and friendly tannins linger on the finish.
The 2013 growing season was quintessential Napa Valley. The fruit was hand sorted and fermented in small lots at an average of 85°F with gentle pump-overs for excellent flavor and color extraction. The wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels for 18 months and blended to attain balance. Merlot increased softness on the mid-palate while Malbec added texture and additional layers of ripe flavors to the wine.
It all began in our Leonardini Vineyard in March 2012 when Mother Nature provided perfect spring weather for bud break and early grape development. This cabernet comes from our most prized vineyards and is the owner's namesake. Out of the 12 acres planted, winemaker Dean Sylvester hand selected the fruit from seven vineyard rows. Loaded with bright, ripe fruit and intensity in depth, enjoy now or allow to cellar till 2030.