Winemaker: Jason Clark Diefenderfer
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Paso Roble, California
This is another example how purchased fruit from can result in a great value, high quality red wine. Treana Vinery works closely with over 50 small family farmers that grow superior quality grapes.
Paso Roble region is known for its ripe fruit flavors and supple tannins. Treana produce their signature wines Treana Red and White. Buying fruit allows them to offer high quality Cabernet Sauvignon from the same region, but more affordable to the consumer.
Although very hot and dry season (2nd year in the row), wine developed a good acidity thanks to cold nights which is the most important element for well balanced flavors. The wine is barreled down by individual vineyard lots in French and American oak, and blended three months before bottling.
Aroma of red fruit right up front followed by silky tannins and berry taste with a hint of chocolate notes. Rich yet not overwhelming, with just about right amount of oak to support the wine. The longer is the bottle open, the longer finish develops in your mouth.
Great example of Paso Roble region without the usual high price tag.
Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 15.00 !!
Ideal food pairing:
Pork chops with onions and peppers, grilled meats, soft, medium aged cheeses, Beef Bourguignon, Mexican Style Rice and Beans