by Alexa Evans and Kirby Brooks
The search for the perfect smooth and buttery Chardonnay is over! Trinitas Cellars' 2008 Carneros Chardonnay is rich and creamy with a lovely lingering finish. With crisp notes of apples and pears, this wine would be perfectly paired with a fresh summer salad or a tasty plate of salmon or sea bass…or a Red Velvet Cupcake. The Chard (although admittedly my favorite), was just one of the wines poured by Trinitas Cellars at the San Diego Food and Wine Festival. Other varietals poured at the event were the 2007 Carneros Pinot Noir, 2006 Lodi Petite Sirah and 2007 Napa Valley Meritage. Founded by husband and wife team Tim and Steph Bush, Michigan transplants residing in Orange County, Trinitas Cellars wine can be found at wine retailers throughout California, such as the San Diego Wine Company, Carlsbad Wine Merchants and 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro.