As the first 2009 wines from California start to appear on the market, it is becoming clear that this was a pretty special vintage in California. It may be too early to tell for some of the later ripening varieties like Cab and Syrah, but for Pinot and Chardonnay 2009 looks to be stellar. So we were very excited to get our hands on an allocation of Trinitas Cellars’ 2009 Carneros Chardonnay. Just to clear up any confusion, we did offer Trinitas’ 2009 Proprietor’s Reserve Chard a few months ago, but this is a different version of their Carneros Chardonnay, and it will really please fans of big, bold California Chards.
The 2009 Trinitas Cellars Carneros Chardonnay is pale straw in color. The nose shows aromas of lemon, ginger, and oak, opening to reveal apple and poached pear. The palate is classic California Chardonnay, with apple, lemon, and plenty of toasty, smoky oak. This is rich and fleshy, coating the palate and showing a long, round finish without any hard edges. All these big, powerful flavors scream out for a rich food paring like pasta with cream sauce, lobster with butter, or even just creamy Brie cheese. Put this one on your Christmas shopping list for any fan of California Chardonnay!
Appellation: Carneros, Napa Valley
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Aging: 100% new American Oak for 9 months, Cold Barrel Rermented at 46-48°F;
sur lie aged, 100% malolactic fermentation.
Trinitas Cellars celebrates the connection among sun, soil and humanity by working closely with its grower society throughout Northern California to source a broad range of varietals from the regions where climate and soil conditions are most favorable. Small quantities of these exceptional-quality grapes are then handcrafted into an approachable California-style wine to be enjoyed as an aperitif or with food. The Busch family balances their resources to grow their business and benefit the community and their faith, by honoring and serving God in all they do.
Trinitas, the Latin word for Trinity, is the fundamental principle of Christianity. Trinity also symbolizes Sun, Soil & Humanity, which are the three ingredients evoking the perfect wine. It further reflects the triumvirate of the Wine Country lifestyle, Meritage Resort & Spa, and Trinitas wines.
Learn more at www.trinitascellars.com.