Trinitas Cellars Blog

Welcome to the Trinitas Cellars Blog! We hope you join us for frequent updates on our vineyards, production, tasting room and wine education. 

Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager
 

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Looking for a new Napa Valley experience? Join us in the Trinitas Library for our new "Reserve Tasting". Explore our "Sun Room", focusing on the sun, the first element of the Trinity of fine winemaking. While enjoying your flight of both reserve and current release wines, you will experience the lifecycle of the vine and seasons of the vineyard.  

Hope to see you soon! Click here for more information about our new tasting offerings and reservations!

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

Bekah Allen, Tasting Room Assistant Manager
 

Why we love local chocolatier, Kollar Chocolates!

Here in the Trinitas Cellars Tasting Room, we celebrate connections. We want nothing more than to connect with our guests personally (You!), to connect each guest with their favorite wine (with over 15 small production, current releases that’s easy!), and to connect each wine with the food pairing that will enhance its inherent subtleties (Yum!).  This is why we have partnered with Kollar Chocolates for a perfect pairing. 

Chris Kollar and Naomi Pasztor have brought a truly delicious European style of truffle to the heart of Napa Valley.  

Their handmade chocolate truffles are at first glance awe-inspiring.  We often hear from our guests, “They’re too pretty! I don’t know if I want to eat them!” 

Those who have tasted their truffles before may hesitate for a minute to take in their eye-candy charm. But we can’t help it- We have to indulge!  Each truffle is a delicate combination of dark chocolate ganache and unique flavors that we can’t pass up. 

What better way to celebrate an engagement (above), an anniversary, or just a regular weekday treat?!

Our Trinitas wine and Kollar chocolate pairing is offered daily from 11 am - 7 pm, no appointment required! Drop by our tasting room soon and visit us for some wine and chocolate soon!

Be sure to check out the Kollar Chocolate Club!
To check them out or visit Kollar Chocolates, visit http://kollarchocolates.com/

Ed Roudebush, Tasting Room
 

Pick of the Week: 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape growers and winemakers in Napa Valley are a lot like 7 year old kids at Christmas Time – kids write to Santa Claus asking for all their wishes to come true. We in the wine business cast our wishes to the Wine Gods as our growing season evolves. We wish for warm, not hot, days; cool, not cold, nights; breezes in the summer, but not the spring; low rainfall, but not TOO low; etc. etc. etc. Normally in the Napa Valley we are blessed with most of our wishes. And, now and then, we get everything we wished for – the 7 year old kid version of the pony on the front lawn on Christmas morning. 2007 was just such a year. We were blessed with perfect growing conditions and our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from that year is our shining example. Big, yet smooth, with mouth filling fruitiness and soft, subtle tannins. Great with a big juicy steak or a dark chocolat tort. It is about to enter the endangered species list here at Trinitas, so come and either get it or regret it!

Garrett Busch, Proprietor
 
February 23, 2014 | Garrett Busch, Proprietor

My first tasting at the Trinitas Library

Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager
 

Wait, reservations for the Trinitas Library are live?!

Somehow I just am out of the loop! Apparently you can book your reservations for the Trinitas Library on our website at: /Visit-Us/The-Trinitas-Library

Hope to see you at the Trinitas Library on Wednesday 2.19.2014 when we officially open!

Brianna Pickens, Wine Society Assistant
 

Pick of the Week: 2010 El Dorado Zinfandel

Zinfandel. A grape of many styles, intriguing history and tons of versatility. I chose the El Dorado Zinfandel as my wine of the week, not just because I hail from the El Dorado/Amador areas, but because it has all three of my red wine “R”’s = rich, robust, and refined. Full bodied with juicy raspberry, black cherry and red currant with nuances of tobacco leaf and a hint of black pepper, it could be paired with sirloin steak, tomato based pasta dishes or even josh rogan. This is my wine when I need a hearty wine with hearty food!

For more on the 2010 El Dorado Zin, visit our online Wine Shop, or stop by the tasting room for a glass!

Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager
 

We are serving Amarone?!

I can't believe that no one told me about this!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 The Trinitas Library

Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager
 

The Trinitas Library?!

Trinitas Tasting Room
 
February 11, 2014 | Trinitas Tasting Room

Pick of the Week: 2011 Carneros Chardonnay

Our Wine Club Manager, Lucy, loves her fiancé Daniel, her puppy Diego and our Trinitas 2011 Carneros Chardonnay. Between the butterscotch and caramel apple notes Lucy can’t resist pouring herself a glass of this Chardonnay.  For those that are craving the taste of crème brûlée and have an addiction to caramelized sugar this 2011 Carneros Chardonnay is just for you!

Check out more details on the wine in our wine shop!