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
 
October 1, 2013 | Garrett Busch, Proprietor

Harvesting our Estate Vineyard

With great excitement, I share the news that today we have begun harvesting our Estate Vineyard.

This is a very exciting event for everyone because this particular vineyard covers the 7 acres that are above our Estate Cave that many of you have visited! 

In this vineyard, we grow all five Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Today we began picking the Malbec and the Merlot and tomorrow we will pick the remaining grapes. 

We use these grapes to make our Estate Meritage blend. We could not grow, harvest and make this wine without help! Thank you to everyone who helped care for and pick these grapes! 

And don't worry, our assistant winemaker, Steve, is up in the vineyard supervising!

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.

Garrett Busch, Proprietor
 
September 25, 2013 | Garrett Busch, Proprietor

The Trinity of 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

I spent the day yesterday with our winemaker, Kevin, at the winery. I am excited to report that 2013 will be a year full of fun when it comes to our Sauvignon Blanc wines. This harvest we have a trinity (pun intended) of Sauvignon Blanc. Kevin took me around to taste the three types of Sauvignon Blanc that we currently have in our winery: Sauv Blanc in stainless steel tank, Sauv Blanc in Russian oak barrel and late harvest Sauv Blanc grapes that are just in from the vineyard. 

First, we tried some of the Sauvignon Blanc from grapes that were brought in almost 4 weeks ago, which have already been pressed and fermenting in a stainless steel tank for a few weeks. We keep the Sauvignon Blanc chilled during fermentation so that we get a slower fermentation. This slower fermentation helps maintain the esters in the wine, which contribute to the aromas in the wine and the fruit flavors on the palate. 

 

After we tried the Sauvignon Blanc that was in the stainless steel tanks, we moved over to our oak barrels to contrast the flavors. The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc that is in barrel right now was brought in at the same time, but due to the oak, it starts to develop different flavors. The oak provides a broader mouth feel and mid-palate and really lengthens the finish on the wine.  

 

Last, but not least, we tried the late harvest Sauvignon Blanc grapes that we just brought in this week. Unlike the Sauvignon Blanc grapes that we brought in previously, we have not yet pressed these grapes, so we got to taste them right off the vine. Right away, you can see that some of the grapes have already started to raisin since we harvested them about a month after the majority of our Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The higher sugar content and unique flavor of these grapes at harvest makes them ideal for creating a different kind of Sauvignon Blanc experience. I am excited to see this late harvest Sauvignon Blanc wine develop and looking forward to a new offering for all of you from our 2013 harvest. 

I hope you are all as excited about the 2013 harvest as we are at Trinitas! More updates to come!

 

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. 

Betsy Busch, Project Manager
 
September 13, 2013 | Betsy Busch, Project Manager

Harvest Update from Southern Napa Valley

Check out Garrett, our CEO and Proprietor, in this video from Napa Valley Vintners with other fellow vintners as they share their thoughts on what to expect for Harvest 2013!

 

Kevin Mills, Winemaker
 
September 10, 2013 | Kevin Mills, Winemaker

2012 Carneros Chardonnay Bottling

Today we are bottling our 2012 Carneros Chardonnay. Here is a quick video of what the assembly line for bottling looks like:

Betsy Busch, Project Manager
 
September 10, 2013 | Betsy Busch, Project Manager

Interview with Cellar Angels

Check out Cellar Angel's interview with Garrett Busch, our CEO and Proprietor as they talk about our property and the history of Trinitas Cellars. 

 

Time Posted: Sep 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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
Garrett Busch, Proprietor
 
September 4, 2013 | Garrett Busch, Proprietor

Welcome to the Trinitas Wine Blog

Time Posted: Sep 4, 2013 at 4:39 PM