Recently, Pinnacle a division on United Wine Distributors, celebrated a wine tasting for the trade at The Atlanta History Center. Great opportunity to taste wines from all over the world wine producing regions and the American Viticultural Areas. Trinchero Family Estates from California offered ten of their twelve wines on the Trinchero Napa Valley portfolio to taste. Wines under this brand are mostly high quality single vineyard wines made with grapes sourced from over 200 acres of estate vineyards located in prime appellations in Napa, including St. Helena, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Atlas Peak.
Mike Echevarria, CSW (On Premise SR. Regional Sales Manager) for Trinchero poured the entire line up of wines and it was a pleasant and enjoyable experience.
Q: Mike, How is been the response to The Trinchero Napa Valley portfolio so far?
A: “The response to the wines at the Pinnacle tasting is been beyond my expectations. I’ve been doing this event for over 5 years and the buzz the Trinchero Napa Wines are creating at the event is been very gratifying and exciting! I’ve been with Trinchero 10 years and its so satisfying to have the Trinchero family garner such acclaim and respect for a brand so close to the heart of what we represent at Trinchero. We are a family owned winery and in todays changing environment that is very rare and also a huge advantage.”
- 2008 Mary’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc: The fruit for this wine comes from a single vineyard north of the town of Calistoga that honor’s Mario Trinchero’s wife. This 100% Sauvignon Blanc wine shows a brilliant straw yellow color and aromas of lemon grass, hay, lime and pear. On the palate this Sauvignon Blanc feels with an oily texture and crisp acidity; shows flavors of Granny Smith apple, lemon, figs and melon with mineral notes. This wine will be a great pairing with almost any seafood dish. This wine retails for around $25.
- 2007 Cabernet Franc: 85% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. This wine shows an intense garnet color and fresh aromas of mushroom, violet, blackberry and mulberry with notes of tea and wet tree bark. On the palate this wine is yummy, medium-bodied with moderate acid and dark berries, raspberry, licorice and cola flavors. This wine will pair well with roasted pork or beef, sauté mushrooms and fresh roasted vegetables. This wine retails in the low $50’s.
- 2007 Meritage: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc. This outstanding Bordeaux blend shows the artful skills of a seasoned winemaker. This wine is made with hand picked barrels from the estate’s prime sites. In 2007 the blend included selections of Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt, Veeder and Atlas Peak, Merlot from Vista Monte Vineyard and Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from Central Park West Vineyard in St. Helena. This wine will benefits from aeration, decanting for at least an hour will open up great aromas of black currant, raspberry, pencil shavings, cocoa and cherry preserve with a hint of lilac. This is a complex and well crafted wine with strong but supple tannins, on the palate show flavors of red currant, black cherry, dark chocolate and fresh herbs with a nice long finish full of ripe fruit and spice. Enjoy this wine now after decanting or saved on your cellar for a decade to come. This wine will be a nice complement to a bold dish of steak, game like bison or venison, pork roast and aged cheeses. it retails for $50.
- 2007 Mario’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is named in honor of Mario Trinchero and the fruit comes from a 13-acre vineyard surrounding the winery in St. Helena. This elegant wine will benefit from decanting to help open up its wonderful aromas and flavors. This Cabernet has a deep red color with purple hues, on the nose shows dark berries, lavender and smoke with notes of vanilla, cedar and tobacco. On the palate this wine shows great complexity with concentrated layered flavors of blackberry, blueberry, leather, black currant and spice. Mario’s Cabernet is a well structured wine with a layered long finish and pleasant fine texture tannins and a serious punch. This wine is a great selection to be cellar and enjoy for years to come, it retails in the low $50’s.
In the Atlanta Metro Area Trinchero wines can be found in most wine retail outlets.