Holy Mother of Wine. I haven’t had more than 2 glasses in the past month, due to dental issues and antibiotics, and first, the LaGranja I posted about two weeks ago, and then this- the Crown Jewel of the Lush Wine Kingdom of G. (Don’t steal that, I’m copyrighting it, you bitches!). I needed to get food, and D accompanied me to TJ’s for some healthy foodstuffs. I spotted this one, and after seeing that one of the wines in the blend was a wine I have never heard of (Montepulciano, represent!), I went with this. Although I was tempted by the fruit of another, I stuck with this bottle of grape goodness. I am so glad i did!
Trentatre— well, I’m immature, so I immediately turned it into a Trent Reznor reference. As in Trent Tartar, minus the wife (preferably). Thankfully, other friends of mine who I texted the picture too, also got the same reference from it. Anyway, once I got through drooling all over myself at the thought of Trent’s arms, etc, I sat down and had a glass. It was love at first sip. The smell was pretty heady when opened, so I let it air out for a bit, then I aerated that sucker, and had a glass. We had pasta with this wine, and it was perfect. (For me, at least. D likes his white wines. He gave this an “OK”). I’m not sure when the crazy talk and thoughts started, but I remember several things of note that resulted from my state upon drinking this beauteous bouquet. Overall, insanity ensued. I had Dylan laughing and my coworkers puzzled, which means the wine messed my shit up. I haven’t had a wine do that in months, so Mission Accomplished!
Trentatre is a blend of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 33% Montepulciano. It’s a deep dark purple color, and smells like it’s not playing Mr. Nice Guy with the Wine Gods. It’s got a very appealing fragrance, not only when opened, but after it’s been exposed to air for a while. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it pretty, but if there was an air freshener-like wine category for reviewers, this would be in the Top 10. It tastes robustly of black currant, cherries, and boysenberry. There’s some spice, but not much, and it seems to be tempered evenly with some sweet vanilla notes as well. It’s a truly wonderful wine. It is strong as fuck, be warned, but it’s truly a wonderful, flavorful wine that doesn’t taste like a pepper mill due to that strong kick. It retails for around $6 a bottle, but it’s one of those wines that tastes like it would retail in the $20-$30 range, due to the fact it’s just a fantastic wine!
Highly, highly, highly recommend this wine.