+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir 2016

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

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.1152941176471 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 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


Member Reviews for Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir

Add your review
Snooth User: Tbandcwfjourney
1283147381
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 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.


Snooth User: Ursus Quafficus
718524117
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/07/2011

Enjoyable PN. Fruity and smooth; light in the glass, and thin on the tongue. Bought it at Martin's, well worth it's price (although it was no where near $32 a bottle.)


Snooth User: jeffandbrandi
68108282
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/19/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Winewant2b
34787565
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/09/2010

not bad.


Snooth User: Thomas McKay
15306237
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/12/2009

Average. Wine Merchant in Cary, NC


Snooth User: evwads
2942396
0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/06/2009

I would give this 3.75 stars. I had the 2008 last night at a very nice restaurant. It was one of the cheaper offerings---$32 a bottle. It was delicious. I had it with a blue cheese & pear salad, grilled salmon with saffron buerre blanc. It had more body than most Pinot Noirs....with a fabulous lingering soft tannin silky finish. Imagine my surprise when I was able to order a case for $5.99 a bottle!

User Tags:

Trinity Oaks

Snooth User: Jersmom
2501564
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/07/2009

We were able to buy it at Trader Joe's for a very short time and found it comparable in bouquet and taste to many more expensive pinots!


1 2

External Reviews for Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir

External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/23/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/30/2010

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, own 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 partners with Trees for the Future to restore tree cover and improve the environment in developing countries around the globe. They're committed to planting a tree for every bottle of wine they sell, so your purchase will aid in that effort.



All Prices

Shipping to:

Photos

1 2 3 4

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Pinot Noir Top Lists







Snooth Media Network