Recently Reviewed: WineReviewOnline

We are honored to have Robert Whitley, of the San Diego Union-Tribune and WineReviewOnline review the following two wines: Trione 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 21, Alexander Valley ($64) — Trione’s Block 21 Cabernet is a superb example of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from a good vintage. It exhibits richness and density, with layers of blackberry and cassis fruit, a hint of cedar and subtle earthy notes. The wine is well-balanced, with a firm, elegant structure and excellent persistence through the finish. This vintage will benefit from an additional few years of age, but it won’t disappoint in the short term, either. Rating: 92. Trione 2009 Geyserville Ranch Red Wine, Alexander Valley ($48) — Trione’s Geyserville Ranch Red Wine is a red Bordeaux-style blend that’s heavy on the Cabernet Sauvignon (69 percent) with a big shot of Merlot (12 percent). This vintage is suave and supple on the palate, with inviting red- and black-fruit aromas, a warm hint of toasty oak and a spice note on the back of the palate. It’s delicious and easy to drink now. Rating: 92. Thank you, Robert!