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Treana White 2008
After harvest, vineyard lots were fermented individually in open-top stainless steel tanks for 14 days. Carefully managed pump-overs enhanced the extraction of color and tannin. The varietals were aged separately in 100% French oak barrels, 50% of which were new. The best lots were combined to create the blend in early 2010. The wine was racked only twice during its cellar life, with the final racking occurring just prior to bottling.
Editorial Reviews for Treana White
Sandy soil tone with fine herbal elements. A bit of burnt rubber and some dried citrus peel notes. This does smell a bit alcoholic though it has a nice black cherry jam note on the nose. Lots of fruit up front with red cherry, red currant and dried strawberry fruit. Some nice mineral notes offer contrast and cut on the palate of this rather large scaled wine. This leans towards being a bit sweet and jammy though it has enough tannin and minerality to cut through the fruit particularly on the finish, which shows some dusty mineral notes, slightly drying tannins and a touch of heat 91pts
Sampled this wine at a wine tasting at the Ridge Tahoe in Stateline, NV. This one divided the wine tasters, some of them thinking it odd or too sweet and the others liking it a lot. I fell in with the latter. I am far from a wine connoisseur but I've never had a wine quite like this. I found it intriguing. The wine was very smooth yet still complex both in taste and bouquet. In fact, I wasn't sure how to pair this wine, but I had the good fortune of sitting next to some independent wine makers and they suggested pork dishes. I'll have to try that.
i originally wrote my review on the 2007, but i have the 2008. this wine has a nice hint of almond, which blends well with the white fruits of the viognier. it's very smooth, easy to drink
Had this with the Christmas ham. Due to the glaze and the saltiness it seemed to take on a little bite but by it self before and after dinner it was fruity and delicious. I am going to they it again with some non fatty fish later. As a straight wine or possibly a desert wine this bottle has great potential.
Crisp and clean, medium body, Chardonnay like
External Reviews for Treana White
The elements that go into Treana Red are aged 10-14 months in French oak, 65% of it new. In the summer after harvest, a trial blend of the best barrels of Cabernet and Syrah is created and then returned to barrel to marry the flavors depth and power from the Cabernet and an inviting fleshiness from the Syrah. The wine comes back together in tank before bottling to complete the integration and allow for final fine-tuning.The result is a wine somewhere between Napa and Bordeaux, a full-throated, luxurious wine but one with finesse as well. We walk the fine line all California winemakers walk, says winemaker Austin Hope, aiming for wine thats not over the top, not all lushness, but with some grace and elegance.The proof is in the bottle. To cite just one evaluation, the care and vision that go into Treana Red are the reason that Decanter magazine recently named the Treana Red one of the three best Regional Blends in the US keeping good company indeed.
Dark, opaque red with a clear rim. Cherry, blueberry pie, chocolate, and minerals dominate the nose. While the palate entry is soft, when this hits the midpalate it's a solid display of red and blue fruits, with a finish that is long and persistent. ... Cory Gowan. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2008 Treana Red 750ml
Has a deeply extracted, ruby hue and displays up-front aromas of ripe, dark fruit and exotic spice. Depth and power come from the Cabernet, while a Syrah component lends inviting fleshiness. The wine s full mouthfeel leads to a silky, lasting finish. Luxurious and well balanced.
The 2008 Treana Red, our flagship wine, has a deeply extracted, ruby hue and displays up-front aromas of ripe, dark fruit and exotic spice. Depth and power come from the Cabernet, while a Syrah component lends inviting fleshiness. The wine's full mouthfee
The elements that go into Treana Red are aged 10-14 months in French oak, 65% of it new. In the summer after harvest, a trial blend of the best barrels of Cabernet and Syrah is created and then return
A deeply extracted, ruby hue and displays up-front aromas of ripe, dark fruit and exotic spice. Depth and power come from the Cabernet, while a Syrah component lends inviting fleshiness. The wine's full mouthfeel leads to a silky, lasting finish.
Treana White is a blend of 55% Viognier and 45% Marsanne. These two varieties, indigenous to the Rhone Valley in France, flourish in California's Central California white Rhone blends with the release of the 1996 Treana White. The majority of the fruit in this blend is from Santa Lucia Highlands, which benefits from the cooling breezes coming off of Monterey Bay. The 2008 Treana White's color is reminiscent of the golden hillsides of the California Central Coast at harvest time. A beautiful bouquet of peaches and lime is bolstrered by aromatic notes of honeysuckle. Full in body and rich in flavor, the wine invigorates the palate with dried apricot, pineapple, subtle citrus flaovrs and notes of honey, which continue through a long finish.
Food Pairings for Treana White
The 2008 Treana Red's intense color immediately set the table for a wine of great depth, structure and balance. Concentrated aromas of bright red cherry, pomegranate and plumb are followed by intense flavors of dried figs, cocoa, spice and bay leaf. The wine culminates with a long and balanced finish. The 2008 Treana Red will continue to develop wonderfully for the next ten years.
9620 six-bottle cases produced.
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