Tasting Notes

Sophisticated and layered, the 2009 Trine introduces itself with an explosion of pie cherries, mixed berries, plums, and cola. Layered nuances of black tea, anise, exotic spices, dark cocoa, and cedar add to the complexity to this wine. The solid, balanced structure accompanies a smooth yet powerful mouth-feel.

The Year

The 2009 vintage is the result of a roller coaster growing season. Mother Nature could not make up her mind! A wet, cooler spring gave way to early, hot summer days in May, leading to a late bud break. Then it cooled off once again and then proceeded to warm up again. All of this weather change made for an exciting harvest of smaller berries with amazing, concentrated fruit and polished tannins. Incredible dark garnet color, great fruit intensity and subtle minerality make our 2009 vintage exceptionally structured, perfectly balanced and a joy to drink.

 

Viticulture

Entirely estate; Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.

 

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec,
Vineyards: 62% Seven Hills Vineyard, 38% Pepper Bridge

Tech Sheet

 

Awards & Accolades

“Trine, named for the three main partners at Pepper Bridge Winery, is predominantly equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a final 12% of the blend divvied up among the other three Bordeaux red grapes. It shows good balance and complexity, phenolic ripeness, texture and herbal detail…”
– Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

“The plan in the next few years is for this to become 30-35% Cab Franc-based; but we’re not there yet.”
– Jean-François Pellet