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Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir California 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This shows some nice nutty, cocoa-dusted oak along with creamy cola over lightly spiced cherry fruit. Nicely structured in the mouth, this shows pretty good acidity and some fine supporting tannins all wrapped up in spicy, oak-influenced flavors of blackberry and blueberry. The wood is a bit too aggressive on the finish, which also shows a touch of heat and some interesting grapefruit notes, but this still delivers a lot of bang for the buck. 85pts

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Trinity Oaks:
With over 7,000 acres of vineyards, we feel a responsibility to the land and have sought to set a standard in environmental stewardship. That’s why we insist on using sustainable farming practices in all of our vineyards, and incorporate organic and/or biodynamic practices whenever we can. We follow the strict guidelines established by the “Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices” in all v... Read more
With over 7,000 acres of vineyards, we feel a responsibility to the land and have sought to set a standard in environmental stewardship. That’s why we insist on using sustainable farming practices in all of our vineyards, and incorporate organic and/or biodynamic practices whenever we can. We follow the strict guidelines established by the “Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices” in all vineyards that are not otherwise farmed biodynamically or ogranically. Our organic vineyards adhere to the rules set up by the Certified Organic Farmers Association (CCOF). We also participate in the Napa Valley Green Farming and Fish-Friendly Farming certification programs. Our in-house composting facility converts over 15,000 tons of grape skins, seeds and stems into valuable fertilizer for our vineyards. Rather than use chemicals in our vineyards, we strive to use natural combatants whenever possible. Trinchero Family Estates strictly prohibits the use of potentially hazardous chemicals like methyl bromide, karmex and omite in all company vineyards. Instead, we use botanical oils and use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to naturally control vineyard pest problems and minimize the use of agricultural pesticides. At our winery’s production facilities, we have managed to decrease our water consumption to 1.5 gallons per gallon of wine produced — in contrast, the average winery uses 5-6 gallons of water to make a single gallon of wine. Plus, all of the water used in production is treated in-house and used to irrigate our vineyards and landscaping. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,753
3.00 5
11/14/2012

This shows some nice nutty, cocoa-dusted oak along with creamy cola over lightly spiced cherry fruit. Nicely structured in the mouth, this shows pretty good acidity and some fine supporting tannins all wrapped up in spicy, oak-influenced flavors of blackberry and blueberry. The wood is a bit too aggressive on the finish, which also shows a touch of heat and some interesting grapefruit notes, but this still delivers a lot of bang for the buck. 85pts


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Snooth User: Tbandcwfjourney
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0.00 5
11/23/2013

Not sure about this. Served in one of those 4oz pour tiny wine glasses with a big lip and too warm. Consistently picked up on oak and smoke. Thin.


External Reviews for Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir California

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Source: WineExpress.com
04/26/2012

This wine has the word 'Trinity' in its name and in fact, there are three remarkable things about it. The first is that it tastes SO good. The second is that the fruit really does come from California and the third is the unbelievable price. We haven't tasted a value Pinot this good from California in long time. Because of limited availability, many California wineries were reduced to sourcing Pinot from Southern France, South America and Italy, but Trinity Oaks is all California. The Trinchero family, who makes it, have some of the most extensive vineyard holdings in California. They've brought top quality fruit from their Central Valley and the Central Coast vineyards, aged it in French and American oak and produced a delicious and very affordable Pinot, with ripe strawberry and black cherry nuances. Grab it. Trinity Oaks is in a partnership with the non-profit organization Trees for the Future , helping to restore tree cover to tropical landscapes throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America. Trees planted in the tropics sequester more carbon dioxide each year than trees planted in drier climates. They're committed to planting a tree for every bottle of wine they sell and 4.4 million trees have been planted to date. Your purchase will aid in that effort.




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