Trapiche Wines has been in operation for over 130 years and prides itself in working with 300 growers in the Mendoza region, to source the best grapes representing the province. The Trapiche Extravaganza Red Blend 2014 is a lovely blend of Malbec, Bonarda and Syrah. To be honest, it was the grapes used to make this wine, more specifically the blending of them, that peaked my interest. Though some speculate on if the Bonarda grown in Argentina is truly the same Bonarda once heavily grown in Italy’s Piedmont region, our love of most wines from Piedmont led us to try this one.
On colour, we marveled at the deep, dark purple colouring of the wine, understanding that the colour was probably largely influenced by the Bonarda grape. On the nose, this wine is fruitful in smell. Your nose will also pick up some oak, minerality, and cherry. On the palate, this wine holds a lovely, smooth, medium to long finish that is accompanied by cherry and a caramel sense.
For such a young wine, the Trapiche Extravaganza Red Blend 2014 is quite the relaxing and smooth drink. I would recommend this wine for group gatherings of varying palates, due to its amiability yet great wine making representation.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $15.95
We gave this wine a score of 4 out of 5