2010 Meritage, Napa Valley
Revisiting this wine with over ten years of cellar time affirms why it received a double gold from the SF Wine Chronicle. It is fabulous! Captivating aromatics of black cherry, ripe plum, dark chocolate, fresh bay leaf, and vanilla bean waft from the glass. The cellar time really shows itself through the wines texture. The soft and round palate is a harmonious blend of powerful fruit and savory flavors. Ripe black cherry, pipe tobacco, clove, and vanilla flavors are perfectly melded together. The well integrated tannins show themselves on the persistent finish, which carries on and on. This is complex, decidedly delicious, and exactly what you'd expect from a great Napa blend.
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon starts with a beautiful aroma of blueberry and black plum, with wisps of light java. The supple tannins and intense fruit flavors of black cherry, and plums, combine with vanilla and baking spices for an excellent structure and beautiful finish. Notes of coffee add to the complexity of this wine.
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon starts out with tobacco, anise, and cedar jumping out of the glass. Currant preserves exist on the nose as well as transitioning into the palate.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
A ruby red core is accompanied by an ever so subtle orange rim variation. This still has great freshness and leans more towards the savory side. It opens with an elegant bouquet of cedar, graphite, strawberry jam, and bay leaf aromas. On the palate, flavors of ripe strawberry, green tea, black raspberry, pipe tobacco, and cedar are paired with a plump texture, and gentle tannins. The very cool 2011 vintage really shows through in the delightful earthy and savory notes.
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
"Blackberry, walnut and light chocolate character follows through to a medium to full body, lots of salty, ripe fruit and a flavorful finish."
2014 Martin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley, Family Collection
Now this is a Cabernet Sauvignon that shows off the personality of its Coombsville vineyard site. It opens with aromas of black cherry, sweet cranberry, toasted barrel spices, pencil shavings and flint. Flavors of cherry, red plum, clove, graphite, and smoke glide across the palate in weightless fashion. As the finish goes on and on, the wine’s slightly grippy tannins are finally revealed. It’s a mesmerizing combination of rugged flavor and civilized structure. Drink up!
2014 Meritage, Napa Valley
The 2014 Meritage simmers from the glass with a harmonious bouquet of mulberry, black cherry, clove, and toasted graham cracker. The mouthwatering palate fans out for almost a minute with a kaleidoscope of rich blackberry, plum, blueberry, and raspberry that is lifted by refreshing acidity. The ripe berry medley trails off into a savory finish of tobacco and black licorice. This is a shining example of the range of flavors that can be achieved in a blend. It checks all the boxes, and everyone will find it hard to resist. 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Malbec, 19% Merlot,15% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot
2007 Amarone Riserva, Family Collection, Valpolicella
Intense garnet red. Perfume of ripe fruits with a hint of small red berries blending into each other in a sweet vanilla flavored note, lightly spicy with nutmeg. The mouth feel is notably more viscous because of the additional aging and can sometimes have a hint of port although not too sweet. The finish is long, balanced, and beautiful.
2007 Amarone Classico, Family Collection, Valpolicella
Intense garnet red. Perfume of ripe fruits with a hint of small red berries blending into each other in a sweet vanilla flavored note, lightly spicy with nutmeg. Full bodied and warm on the palate, soft and perfectly balanced.
2008 Zinfandel Old Vine, Mendocino
Our 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel shows wonderful bright raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, with coffee and chocolate characters. Aging in new and used wood has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes.
2009 Zinfandel Old Vine, El Dorado
The nose begins with light notes of cedar, tobacco, and pencil shavings, finishing with a vanilla finale. Flavors of cardamom launch onto your palate enhancing the full and rich mouth feel. The svelte tannins create a smooth yet elongated finish.
2009 Zinfandel Old Vine, Mendocino
Aromatics of braised short rib lightly dusted with white pepper and bay leaf, in a coffee and chocolate reduction sauce jump out of the glass. The mouth is extremely rich and full with a soft roundness. Flavors of fig and cocoa powder compliment the fine dusty tannins that linger on your tongue.
2010 Zinfandel Old Vine, El Dorado
The 2010 El Dorado Zinfandel exudes aromas and flavors that speak directly to its source. Upon the nose expect black tea, sweet tobacco leaf, and vanilla. With hints of classic Zinfandel fruit flavors of briar berry, dark plums, and Coronado cherries; the acids sustain in unison with the finish.
2011 Mataro Old Vine, Contra Costa
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2012 Merlot, Rutherford
Expressing notes of black cherry, all spice, cocoa powder and cedar on the nose, the palate confirms the mouthwatering and delicious flavor of big cherry, along with cocoa powder, and vanilla. The wine exhibits fine and delicate tannins, making it perfect for food pairings, or to enjoy by itself.
2011 Zinfandel Old Vine, Mendocino
The cool weather of the 2011 growing season allowed us to produce a Zinfandel that beautifully expresses the rugged northern landscape of Mendocino. It still has all the hallmarks of a Trinitas Zinfandel with great fruit and warming barrel spices, but in 2011 they are also accompanied by pronounced varietal and site driven savory notes. The bouquet opens with ripe wild berries, dried herbs, white peppercorn, red licorice, and baking spices. On the palate, this wine is totally integrated at this point, and flavors of strawberry, boysenberry, spice, herbal tea, damp earth, and vanilla glide along to a refreshing finished marked by lively acidity. The cool year really shines through and adds a unique flavor profile to this fan favorite.
2012 Zinfandel Old Vine, Mendocino
This wine is singing! Rich aromatics of candy apple, baked cranberry, ripe raspberry, dark cherry, and cinnamon jump out of the glass. The robust palate has a strong core of dense fruit with balanced acidity that keeps the intense flavors of sweet cranberry, cherries jubilee, and baking spices energetic and fresh throughout. Ripe tannins have helped keep this wine very lively despite its age, and add gentle structure to the persistent finish. This is in a sweet spot!
2013 Revelation, Contra Costa
The 2013 Revelation is rich, the nose is juicy and smells like a basket of red fruit and fruit pie spices. Candied red apple covered in chocolate and caramel is a high note, followed by hints of blackberries, red licorice, and pomegranate. The Revelation is literally mouth coating, which contributes to the continually lingering cherry flavor of this wine.
2013 Merlot, Rutherford
The 2013 Merlot’s nose starts with beautiful blueberry and sweet cedar notes. Hints of vanilla, cigar box, and chocolate round out the aroma. The mouthfeel of the Merlot is smooth from start to finish. This wine exhibits the classic Rutherford dust composition and texture. Flavors of cherry liqueur, vanilla, and dark chocolate dominate the palate.