A Letter From Our Proprietor, Garrett Busch
Dear Trinitas Friends and Family,
After the winter and incredible amount of rain we had I think it is safe to say the drought is over here in Napa! We all are excited spring is here and we are very much looking forward to some warm and dry weather in the coming months, we hope! Now that spring has arrived we hope you all come and visit us.
Speaking of visiting us, one thing all of us at Trinitas are excited about is our big 15th anniversary weekend coming up in August around the Lobster Feed, and of course we are excited about the Lobster Feed too! This really will be a very special weekend for us to get to spend some time with our loyal members, have some really amazing wine experiences that allow you to get closer to the process and to us, have the opportunity to taste some rare Trinitas wines and some old vintages as well, learn some fun and maybe geeky things about wine you have always wanted to know, and even blend some Trinitas yourself just like the pros (if you would consider Kevin and I pros)! The bottom line is, it will be a lot of fun! Enclosed in this shipment is a flier with more details about all the amazing activities we have planned and the various different packages we put together. We are so excited about this special event and we hope to make it an annual one!
The expansion at the Meritage Resort is rocking and rolling, and the first part of the project to go vertical was the new Trinitas Tasting Room! We are so excited for this project to be opened in the second half of next year. Look out for some updates in the October wine selection, and we will be sure to include some great pictures. We are excited for our new beautiful space and look forward to hosting you all there with all of the amazing new experiences we will be able to do there. More to come.
This Wine Society shipment is one I am personally very excited about. For starters, it is the first with our new format and different selection tiers, we are all very excited about this new chapter in the Trinitas Wine Society. Next, has to be the wines. For the majority of you who belong to the Growers’ Selection, two of your wines are Trinitas signatures, the new 2014 Carneros Chardonnay, which I admittedly am having a glass of…or two…while I write this, and the new 2013 Mysteriama.
The Chardonnay is classic Trinitas style that you have grown accustomed to, however, I am really excited about the incredible viscosity in this particular vintage and how amazing it feels and tastes on the palate. This vintage also displays beautiful notes of sweet lemon bars, lemon meringue, and custard, which we do not always get. I think you will enjoy the classic Trinitas style alongside some of the nuances that come with this vintage just like every year has its special highlights.
The 2013 Mysteriama is like every vintage before it, in that its blend is totally unique and is not like any other. This process of blending multiple varietals from multiple different vineyards however allows us to deliver that familiar style of Mysteriama: medium bodied with bright red fruit, incredibly approachable and flexible pairing with many different foods, it has a hint of spice, layers of complexity, and of course is downright yummy and drinks almost too easy. I’m particularly excited about this vintage because it was nearly flawless, the fruit from Mendocino and Contra Costa counties was all amazing and just came together to make an incredible blend. I have shown this wine to a good number of people and many have deemed it their favorite Mysteriama blend yet…I do not like to pick favorites when it comes to wine (or the triplets) because I get in trouble, but I may be siding with those who thing this could be the best. I guess time will tell, but right now the 2013 Mysteriama is off the charts!
For our Proprietors’ Selection members you will be receiving the brand new 2014 vintage of CABERNET FRANCis, as well as some of the 2013 for a mini vertical. My parents Tim and Steph are bringing Pope Francis this new vintage April 28th, so we will be excited to hear how the Pope likes it! As a special gift this year we are super excited to also be bringing Pope Francis one of our few etched 3L bottles of the 2013 vintage, I know my Dad cannot wait to see the look on his face when he sees that beauty! The CABERNET FRANCis is always one of my favorite wines we make, I just love rich Cabernet Franc, and the 2014 is no different so I know you all will enjoy it.
Of course I need to update you on some “Trinitots” news. Jameson, Reagan, and Remington are about 15 months old now and are doing amazing. All three are walking…and usually in three different directions! So needless to say they are keeping Betsy and me on our toes. We have a little talking going on, some of the favorite words are: ball, dog, wow, and dada…which is my favorite of course. We are really proud of these kids and are so excited to watch them grow. Triplets are not enough though, Betsy and I are really excited to be expecting another beautiful baby coming this October. We could not be happier and more excited about our growing family and about the next addition to the big Trinitas Family. Thank you all for your amazing support of our family, we love you all and are so thankful to have each of you in our life.
I look forward to seeing you in Napa soon!
All the best,
CEO & Proprietor