Tasting Notes

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 reminscent 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 Year

From beginning to end, this was a cool year. The Walla Walla Valley experienced no 100┬░ 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.

 

Viticulture

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

 

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
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

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