Tasting Notes

Since the inception of this Bordeaux-style blend, our 2012 Trine is the first in which Cabernet Franc is its predominant varietal. The aromatics show elevated tones of red fruit and fresh crushed berries with hints of rose petal and oak, followed closely with underlying layers of earth and graphite. The mouthfeel is concentrated but extremely refined and elegant, showcasing notes of Bing cherry and ripe plum on the palate. Enjoyable now; this wine will age gracefully for years to come.

The Year

Spring brought us more precipitation than usual, followed by a hot, dry summer. We experienced plenty of warm days without it being overly hot. Since WSU began recording heat units, the 2012 vintage was right on track with a “perfect average.” The wines of this vintage show beautiful characteristics of fruit ripeness while remaining elegant and balanced.

Viticulture

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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 37% Cabernet Franc, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23%Merlot, 7% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 57% Seven Hills, 30% Octave, 13% Pepper Bridge

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Awards & Accolades

“Glorious even so young, the 2018 Trine combines 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Cabernet Franc, with smaller parts Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Velvety tannins frame a generous core of Turkish coffee, wild blackberry pie, tar, anise and sagebrush on the palate. It’s really good right now, but be sure to give it a two-hour decant if enjoying anytime soon.”
– Owen Bargreen, Vinous, 94 points

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