2009 Trenza Blanco – Edna Valley - Paragon Vineyard
This wine veers from the original Trenza vision of warm and cool climate wines a bit, as it is made entirely of fruit grown in our SIP Certified Sustainable estate Paragon Vineyard in the Edna Valley. It is, most definitely, a blend however. Made of Grenache Blanc and Albariño, it is a twist on two varietals rarely seen blended together in the Old World.
Tasting Notes from Winemaker Christian Roguenant:
“This is an exotic wine with citrus aromatics, particularly tangerine, and a wet slate character. The Albariño half is tight with loads of citrus, and bright acidity, while the Grenache Blanc is rich, and full-bodied. It has tones of minerality throughout, and is nicely balanced with nuances from creamy sweet oak in the background.”
Blend: 50% Albariño, Edna Valley 50% Grenache Blanc, Edna Valley
Fermentation: Albariño fermentation started at 52 degrees F in stainless steel and finished in 100% neutral French oak. Grenache Blanc was 100% barrel fermented in French oak with 10% of that being one year old oak.
Cold Soak: Grenache Blanc - 6 hours, Albariño- 2 hours
Cases Made: 1,688
Suggested Retail: $20.00 ORDER
2009 Blanco – 94 points – Wine Review Online – Robert Whitley – September 6, 2011