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2016 Tre Leoni Red Wine

 Three generations of the Leonardini Family (Tre Leoni) are responsible for this expertly made proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. Whitehall Lane and the Leonardini’s are known for making elegant, sophisticated Cabernets. Tre Leoni, while a serious blend, is a little fun and distinctly delicious.
$30.00 per Bottle
 
This ferociously fun blend has depth, balance and big flavors. The nose evokes baked cherry cobbler, brambly black fruit, mocha, cedar, and dusty cacao. On the palate, it bursts with dark cranberries, dried cherries, chocolate, stewed black plums, black olives, and fresh vanilla bean on the finish. 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 in early 2017 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:
The 2016 growing year was picture perfect with warm spring and summer days making optimum conditions for flavor development in every grape cluster. 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.