2018 Treana Blanc Treana is the sum of elements that influence our wines; the land that our family farms, the warm California sun that nurtures, and the cooling ocean breeze that balances.
The 2018 growing season gave us near-normal rainfall and mild conditions through spring with only a few weeks of exception. July brought a short period of very warm weather that slowedvine growth and berry sizing.Fortunately, moderate weather for the remainder of the growing season enabledvines to thrive. Leading up to harvest, the typical autumn weather provided even berry development and maturity. The result was predicted yields, high fruit quality with concentrated flavors and balanced acidity.
The grapes for the 2018 Treana Blanc were whole-cluster pressed and the juice was chilled to 35 ̊F to allow the solids to settle. Once settled, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels for fermentation, of which 50% were twice used, 25% wereonce used, and 25% were neutral. The wine aged on its lees for nearly sixteen months before being blended in February of 2020. The blend aged together foanother three months in 100% new French Oak until bottling in June of 2020.
Treana Blanc is a stunning full bodied new world Rhone blend with aromas of orange blossom honey, peach nectar and a hint of tropical passion fruit. All of those aromas continue on the palette and evolve into rich roasted pineapple, dried apricot with notes of honeysuckle and elderflower. The finish is long and weighted with a creamy texture that is brightened with a touch of acid. This wine is crafted to be enjoyed with food and is very versatile. We suggest a range of dishes from spicy curry, to pan roasted salmon or poached lobster.
Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne Blend