Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Trione Vineyards and Winery

Trione Vineyards and Winery

One of the biggest benefits of being slightly disorganized and also a procrastinator is that sometimes I come across something in my house that I forgot I had. That was the case with a Tasting Room shipment from Trione Vineyards and Winery (love those little bottles, so cute - photo shows them with a wine glass for reference).

Since I HAD forgotten about them, their drink-by date had come and gone, so I was a bit worried about the flavors being off. But...nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Trione sent me samples of their:
  • 2010 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc: fermented in stainless steel; aged 4 months in neutral French oak barrels; 1,054 cases; 14% ABV; SRP $23.
  • 2008 Russian River Valley Chardonnay: new and used French oak; 14.3% ABV; SRP $30.
  • 2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: 14.2%; SRP $35.
  • 2008 Russian River Valley Syrah: fermentation in small, open-top fermenters; 678 cases; 15.3% ABV; SRP $32.
  • 2007 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: blended with Merlot, Petite Verdot and Malbec; 45% new French oak barrels; 733 cases; SRP $64.
  • 2007 Alexander Valley Red Wine: classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Melot, Petit Verdot and Malbec; 2435 six-pack cases produced; 14.9% ABV; SRP $48.
  • (All of our samples had twist-off closures; their full size bottles feature a cork closure.)
Needless to say, some of the wines were probably not as intended, but none of them were bad, a good testament to the quality of their wines, and also to the efficacy of twist-off closures.

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