Godspeed Trinity 2009 375ml

Godspeed Trinity 2009 375ml

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Born near the summit of Mt. Veeder, this winery is known for Napa wines of incredible muscularity and longevity. Their ’09 is no exception as it’s packed with sinewy fruit tannins beneath the primary layers of flavor. Red fruits, iodine, blackberries and spice are boosted by an impressive chassis of mountain grip. You’ll not have to worry about this one going to seed in your cellar.

Perched at 1,500 feet on Napa's Mount Veeder, Godspeed is a winery known for making wines of incredible muscularity and longevity. The vineyard project was started by the Larry Stricker family in the mid 1980s, and initially sold grapes to esteemed wineries including Robert Craig, William Hill, Newton, and Monticello. As of the 1990 vintage, they've been making limited amounts of their own small-lot wines from the vineyard. Larry's attention to detail was honed over years of designing and building exclusive resort properties all over the world, and serves him well as an artisanal farmer. Keeping the natural balance of the land, they farm without pesticides, herbicides, or other chemicals, and tend the vineyards by hand. At this elevation, berries tend to be smaller, possessing more concentrated flavors and a harmonizing natural acidity. In total, the folks at Godspeed make three wines to express the unique microclimates found in their unique Mount Veeder vineyards; Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trinity, a striking blend that often contains Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. This is what all bold mountain fruit strives to be, with textural elements ensuring a nice long life, be it in the glass or in the cellar.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Mt. Veeder
Brand Godspeed
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
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Wine EnthusiastThe blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Malbec, and the wine shows elements of all three varieties. They range from Cab's blackberry and cassis flavors and Syrah's peppery meatiness to the firm tannins of Malbec. The result is a lusty, delicious and somewhat rustic wine of great versatility at the table. Ready to drink now, especially with beef.

Steve Heimoff, May 1, 2014