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. 

Garrett Busch, Proprietor
 
February 5, 2014 | Garrett Busch, Proprietor

Excited to announce our 2011 Father Mathew Cabernet Sauvignon!

I am especially excited to announce the release of our new 2011 Father Mathew Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a very special wine for a variety of reasons. This wine is the first single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon that Trinitas Cellars has produced. The vineyard is owned by St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yountville, right in the heart of the Napa Valley. The vineyard, Fr. Mathew's Vineyard, was named after an influential pastor at the Church. This is an amazing Cabernet vineyard and produces one of our finest wines in flavor and even more so in spirit. Every year 100% of the money that Trinitas pays for the grapes goes to a local charity of the Church's choice. Choosing to drink a delicious Napa Cabernet like Father Mathew’s Cab is choosing to support this amazing Napa Valley community and we thank you for your help!

For more information on the wine, click here.

Bekah Allen, Tasting Room Assistant Manager
 

Pick of the Week: 2010 Mysterium

I chose the Mysterium as my pick this week because of its wide pairing options. What a fun blend that enhances a meal experience yet is friendly enough to drink on its own!

Ed Roudebush, Tasting Room
 
January 10, 2014 | Ed Roudebush, Tasting Room

Pick of the Week: 2010 Petite Sirah

Ahhhhhh…Petite Sirah – LOVE it! And what’s not to love? Deep, lush fruit.. big flavors, but without the bite. Nuthin’ “petite” about it – this big boy will more than handle a steak, game meats, and don’t get me started about lamb and Petite Sirah! It is “Trinitas-ty"!

Betsy O'Neill, Project Manager
 
December 30, 2013 | Betsy O'Neill, Project Manager

Library Wine: 2007 Old Vine Cuvee

2007 Old Vine Cuvee

This past weekend, we dug deep into the cellar and pulled out a bottle of our 2007 Old Vine Cuvee. This was a special treat and provided a special treat to share with family while sitting around the fireplace sharing stories. What is Old Vine Cuvee? It seems a little strange, since you don't see "Old Vine Cuvee" on our labels anymore, but Old Vine Cuvee is actually the old name for our more well-known "Mysterium" red blend. This library wine has a special place in my heart since I particularly love the Mysterium wines, especially the current 2010 vintage.  

2007 was a great year of the Old Vine Cuvee, and the blend was similar to the 2009 Mysterium vintage with 48% Zinfandel, 39% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 5% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Black Malvasia. 

I'm hoping that I can dig out a few more bottles of this in the next few months, and at the same time, stash away a few bottles of the 2010 Mysterium to enjoy a couple years from now. 

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Time Posted: Dec 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager
 

Last minute shopping to do?

Dear Friends,

I know many of you have been really busy with last minute holiday plans and I wanted to reach out to you all and let you know that we have some great finds in our tasting room, perfect for all of your holiday gifts.

If you are last minute like I am and need something close by, we are the perfect stop for you. Where else can you enjoy a glass of wine to drink while shopping? 

I know that I am personally going to be purchasing some really unique gifts from the Trinitas tasting room this year, like the handmade rosewood kaleidoscopes and a funky top hat. And, don't forget that our holiday sale on wines is also available in the tasting room!

For those of you that are done with all your shopping, come treat yourself with a glass of wine or a flight as a reward for being so organized. 

We are open 11 am - 7 pm every day through December 23rd, and we would love to see you all and drink some wine with you!

Cheers,
Lamar

Lucy Garibay, Wine Society Coordinator
 

Holiday Shopping at Trinitas Cellars

Holiday Shopping Gift Guide

Gift Idea #1: 

TOTAL: $157 (Wine Society price: $125.60)

Gift Idea #2: 

TOTAL: $170.45 (Wine Society price: $136.36)

Gift Idea #3:

TOTAL: $329 (Wine Society price: $283.20)


Need help finding the perfect gift? Call or email me for help with your holiday shopping: 707.251.3017 or lucy@trinitascellars.com

Happy Holidays!

June Busch, Trinitas Wine Dog
 

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Merry Christmas Trinitas Family! Welcome to my first blog post… it’s taken me a while to learn how to type with my paws! My name is June Busch and I am a Goldendoodle from Southern California. My family started Trinitas Cellars and I am their official Trinitas wine dog, woof! What a life it is to be a wine dog, fellow pups you may want to look into it. I am 4 years old in dog years, which makes me 28 years old in human years so don’t worry I’m of age, cheers to that!

Check out our Christmas Tree!

Tis the season for Christmas traditions; just last night we took a trip down to the tree lot to pick out my first ever REAL Christmas tree. Now that I know what a real Christmas tree smells like, I just don't think I can go back to those plastic imposters! Mom put colored lights on the tree this year, which I am a huge fan of since they really bring out my shimmering gold colored coat. I especially love this time of year because every night Mom lights up the fireplace and the whole family will snuggle up on the couch with a glass of wine while we watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel. By the way, my favorite movie is the one where the dog saves Christmas! This year, our favorite wine to drink while we cuddle up by the fire is the Old Vine Petite Sirah, yum yum. Red wine is the best during the holidays for the following reasons. One, it’s red, which of course is the color of Christmas and the color of Santa Paws’s coat. And two, it warms you up, which makes it like an adult version of hot chocolate!

I'm ready to celebrate!

Trinitas family and friends, I hope you all enjoy this holiday season! Continue the wonderful Christmas traditions of decorating the tree, enjoying the fireplace, watching Christmas movies and of course enjoying a bottle of Trinitas wine! Yum yum!

Woof, 

Garrett Busch, Proprietor
 
November 28, 2013 | Garrett Busch, Proprietor

Happy Thanksgiving from the Trinitas team!

 

Kelly Wilkinson, San Diego Sales Manager
 

A Simple Way to Make Any Holiday Party Better!

I love baking for Trinitas accounts in San Diego and look forward to the holidays when I can venture out of my normal chocolate chip cookie routine and get more festive for the holiday season. This morning I was in a bit of a rush but wanted to make sure to bring my accounts a little holiday cheer before Thanksgiving. I decided to make Acorn cookies which are easy and delicious and are a great idea to bring to a holiday party, especially because they pair so well with Trinitas wine! 

Recipe: 

  • Ingredients:
    • Miniature Nutter Butter Cookies
    • Hersheys Chocolate Kisses
    • Chocolate Chips
  • Directions: First microwave the Hershey's kisses for thirty seconds and then place the kisses on top of the miniature nutter butters. Wait for the Hershey kisses to melt onto the nutter butter and then microwave the chocolate chips for thirty seconds and place them on the other side of the nutter butter. Once the chocolate chips and Hershey kisses have melted onto the nutter butter then you are ready to enjoy the acorn cookies! 

Pairings:

The acorn cookies pair well with Trinitas Petite Sirah and Mendocino Zinfandel. The Petite Sirah flavors of holiday spice and cinnamon taste delicious with the Hershey kiss, especially if it is dark chocolate. The flavors of lush Mendocino fruit and chocolate reduction sauce in the Zinfandel compliments the salty peanut butter in the nutter butter.

 From all of us at Trinitas, we hope that you have a happy and healthy holiday season and get the chance to bring acorn cookies to a holiday party! 

Trinitas Tasting Room
 
November 2, 2013 | Trinitas Tasting Room

Food and Wine Pairing Discussion

Fellow wine lovers, join us for a short discussion as we experiment with pairing either Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvingnon with an entree of Sea Bass!