Availability: Costco and direct from the winery here
Date Tasted: August 28th, 2012
Tasting Notes: A proprietary blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah and 16% Merlot with an inviting nose of sweet, ripe dark-red fruit where most, if not all three components have gone through a secondary malolactic fermentation contributing palate-coating butter characters and mannered acidity. Still fresh and mouth-watering, the acid balances the concentrated, rich cherry and blackberry fruit on the dry palate. Nice toasted oak, milk chocolate and licorice spice flavours add depth. Though an easy-drinking wine, it's quite complex and nicely layered. Still youthful after 4 years and should begin to peak in 2-3 more but further development may be minimal with the wine already in harmony and well balanced as the Latin name "Trutina" suggests. Drink 2012-2018.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012 IconWines.ca