Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager
 
March 26, 2014 | Our Wines, Tasting Room | Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager

Pick of the week: 2011 Chardonnay

As some of you have heard from our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds, the vineyards here in Southern Napa have bud break which excited us all as the weather warms up!  The one and only appellation that Napa shares with our neigboring valley friends is the Cameros, a rich clay and sand influenced soil that makes for an incredible home to Burgunduan style grapes such as Pinot noir, Pinot munier and of course Chardonnay.

California Chardonnay has evolved over the last decade from overlooked and under appreciated to cult following. It is for this very reason Trinitas has grown the Chardonnay program to touch many palates. 

We have recently celebrated various past vintages of Chardonnay with the opening of our newest Trinitas adventure - The Trinitas Library. Tasting multiple back to back vintages has shown us two things: 
1- that barrel aged Chardonnays can age and show gloriously a few years after release 
2- our Chardonnay story is a huge testament to our loyal fans the Wine Society

As we enjoy the first day of Spring, I can't wait to pop open a bottle of 2011 Carneros Chardonnay. Brimming with caramel green apples, vanilla and spice and everything nice this wine brings one to believe that the magic of new beginnings is possible as it is encapsulated so well in this bottle. Here is to a new season - new beginnings with old friends enjoy the 2011 Chardonnay

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