Whitehall Lane Winery has a focus on red wines, more Cabernet driven wines. This 2019 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel offers notes of blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, boysenberry, and huckleberry. The fruit is fully structured by moderate to mature tannins, the use of judicious oak, and a mild acidity. There are back notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and light campfire. This is definitely a food friendly red wine to pair with a various dishes, but it’s also a wine that makes you remember how good Napa wines can be when they’re treated with restraint. Winemaker Jason Moulton seems to understand this inherently and allows the fruit to be the star, but without it being jammy and overbearing. A wine is only as good as the sum of its parts - fruit, acidity, wood influence, tannins - and here Whitehall Lane shows a confident approach. The impressive balance of this wine, not only with the elements listed above, but with the four distinct grapes (each were fermented on their own, then blended together) is Moulton’s secret success with Tre Leoni. People pay big dollars for quality, balanced wines that offer expressive fruit and a pleasurable drinking experience. And Whitehall Lane’s Tre Leoni is an utter and complete win. The mere fact that a wine of this caliber is available at this price point is remarkable and rare. ORIGIN: Napa Valley. ALCOHOL: 14.9%

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