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2011 Trine

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The aromatics of our 2011 Trine greet you with dark, brooding notes of red cherries, raspberries, and currants. The fruits dance on the palate with an herbaceous essence of celery leaves, heightened by an acidity reminiscent of orange zest. Mouthwatering and structured, the finish leaves you not only with firm tannins but also a minerality which is characteristic of the Walla Walla Valley.


the 2011 vintage

From beginning to end, this was a cool year. The Walla Walla Valley experienced no 100-degree days for the first time in well over a decade. Despite the cooler weather, our vineyards were still able to reach full ripening, with harvest occurring approximately three weeks late. The longer hang time led to layered, nuanced flavors with vibrancy and natural balance.


wine specifics

Varietal(s): 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, 12% Malbec, 8% Merlot
Vineyard(s): 76% Seven Hills Vineyard, 24% Octave
Viticulture:  100% estate:  Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe
Appellation:  100% Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program:  18 months in 100% French oak: 38% new, 62% used
Harvest Dates:  October 3 - November 2, 2011
Total Production:  606 cases (9L): large formats available
Alcohol:  14.4% by volume
Bottling Date:  May 15, 2013
Release Date:  May 2014

2011 Trine

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Awards & Accolades
93 pts, Wine & Spirits: "Dark, black and mineral, this opaque wine has the restraint of the 2011 vintage. The flavors - coffee, blackberry, plum, and tobacco - are tarry and dense, the tannins finely etched and lifted by a crisp acidity. A coal-like mineral note at the core will anchor its cellar life. Then decant it for a steak."