Tasting Notes

Centered around a rich core of ripe Bing cherry, dried herbs, rose petal, violet, and polished leather, this wine demonstrates the magic of Cabernet Franc as a main blending component. 2013 Trine, with a seamless and structured mouthfeel, the palate displays accents of red fruit, plum and savory notes. Despite the warm vintage, this wine shows elegance and balance with a long finish.

The Year

The summer of 2013 marked the warmest summer on record for us here in the Walla Walla Valley. Spring was cool and moist, as is typical here, with bud break occurring right on time in mid-April. Once it started warming up, it didn’t stop – our thermometers rose over 100° quite often! The first week of September brought relief: dramatically cooler days and nights which allowed for the development of our trademark Walla Walla Valley acidity. Harvest began around this same time, with the cooler temperatures allowing us to finish right on schedule at the end of October.

Viticulture

Entirely estate; certified sustainable and Salmon Safe. Founding member of VINEA.

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 8% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 49% Seven Hills, 27% Pepper Bridge, 24% Octave

 

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