Tasting Notes

Leading with classic Cabernet Franc notes of rose petal, herbs de Provence, and tobacco leaf, the glass is filled with red fruit, light florals, and a touch of cedar on the nose of the 2020 Trine. Upon tasting, the smells and flavors of the wine are consistent, the palate finding additional notes of pomegranate, cocoa, and baking spice. Refined tannin and fresh acid complete this desirable wine.

The Year

The growing season began with a mild and dry winter. An abundance of high winds and precipitation in the spring prompted a record year for local crops. Beginning in June bloom came early. We only saw a few days over 100 degrees throughout the entire summer, giving the grapes plenty of comfortable hang time all the way through early fall. We were fortunate that the smoke from the California and Oregon wildfires was only detected in one or two varietals and was not significant enough to influence our winemaking styles in any way. Overall, the season was idyllic and produced well balanced, complex wines with beautiful acidity and richness.

Viticulture

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

Wine Specifics

Varietals: 36% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot
Vineyards: 42% Seven Hill, 26% Waliser, 16% Summit View,
13% Octave, 3% Pepper Bridge

 

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