4-Star Wine. A silky and fruit-forward wine, our aptly-named 2011 “Trésor”, or “treasure”, is our version of a Cabernet Sauvignon-based Bordeaux-style blend from the best selection of our vineyards in Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. A collector’s wine, for sure.
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Aromas & Flavors
A blend of the classic Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Vibrant aromas and flavors of fresh boysenberry, cedar, baking spices vanilla, and toasted oak combine with a full, rich mid-palate with considerable, round tannins. This wine’s upfront silkiness and roundness make for a delicious selection now and will drink well for 15-20 years.
Our Trésor complements lamb, beef and duck dishes that are roasted or braised. Try Trésor with strong-flavored cheeses such as Gorgonzola and sharp Cheddar.
How It's Made
Upon entering the gravity-flow winery, the grapes are destemmed, hand sorted, cold soaked for two days and then whole-berry fermented in tank before pressing. Individual lots are moved to barrels for malolactic fermentation, then blended and barrel aged in new and older French oak for 18 months in our wine caves, allowing for the perfect balance of fruit intensity, tannin suppleness and oak sweetness.
2011 was one of the coolest growing seasons experienced in the valleys in a long time. We harvested the grapes about two weeks later than usual, starting late September and completing harvest the middle of October. This vintage produced a friendly, youthful and approachable wine.
For a lighter spring entrée, use veal with white wine, artichokes and leeks.
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