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. 

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! 

Brianna Pickens, Wine Society Assistant
 

HalloWine Pairings

Halloween. Ghosts and goblins, witches and costumes, candy and …. wine? Yes, wine! Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore. Whether you are looking to give a new twist to your frightful adult bash or want to liven up your tasting group meeting, try wine and Halloween candy pairings. The options are endless but we’ve included a a short list of what we are pairing with our current wines.

Pairings with Trinitas Cellars Wines

2011 Apprentice Chardonnay with milk chocolate with orange

2010 Proprietor’s Reserve or 2011 Carneros Chardonnay with Butterfinger or buttered popcorn

2012 Rose’ary with Skittles (the red ones) or strawberry poprocks

2010 Mysterium with KitKat Bars

2010 Pinot Noir with a Milky Way (beware of this one as you may become addicted!)

2009 Old Vine Mendocino Zinfandel or 2008 RatZinger with Red Vines

2007 Cabernet Sauvigon with Dark Chocolate with Chili (it may sound weird, but the chili in the chocolate is enhanced by the tannis and makes the Cabernet taste sweeter).

2010 Petite Sirah with Dark chocolate with black currant (talk about opulent).

2010 Moscato with traditional Candy Corn

Time Posted: Oct 25, 2013 at 7:30 AM
Ashley Younger, Tasting Room
 
October 23, 2013 | Ashley Younger, Tasting Room

Pick of the Week: 2009 Mendocino Old Vine Zinfandel

I picked the 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel Mendocino for the soft sweet characteristics within our Zinfandel collection. The powerful Bing cherry, raspberry and sweet plum entice my palate with these delightful fruit forward sensations. 

Trinitas Tasting Room
 
October 1, 2013 | Trinitas Tasting Room

Pick of the Week: 2010 Petite Sirah

Brianna’s pick of the week is the 2010 Petite Sirah. A full bodied wine of spice, dark fruit, and the deepest of carmine hues, she feels this is the perfect wine for Autumn.

Trinitas Tasting Room
 
September 23, 2013 | Trinitas Tasting Room

Pick of the Week: 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Ayed’s wine of the week is the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley. Ayed particularly loves the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc for its strong citrus essence and slight orange blossom fragrance.  This varietal reminds Ayed of the closing summer season in the beautiful Napa Valley and the start of our breath-taking autumn. 

Trinitas Tasting Room
 
September 7, 2013 | Trinitas Tasting Room

Pick of the Week: 2010 Mysterium

The featured wine of the week is our 2010 Mysterium. Our tasting room associate, Bekah Allen, chose this red wine blend for the powerful taste of dark cherries and subtle smoky notes.  As a Midwest native, this blend reminds Bekah of camping with her family and hosting dinner parties based around Chicago farmer’s market produce. 

Time Posted: Sep 7, 2013 at 1:20 PM
Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager
 

Welcome from the Tasting Room!

Time Posted: Sep 5, 2013 at 3:27 PM