Treana Mer Soleil Vineyard Viognier-Marsanne 2006

Rhone White Blends from Central Coast, California

$27.00
Item No. 94700
  • white wine
  • WE94
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2006 Treana White displays the elegant varietal characteristics of Viognier and Marsanne; vibrant floral aromas of honeysuckle, citrus blossom and jasmine are followed by ripe stone fruit flavors with hints of pear, pineapple, and citrus and honey overtones.

Solid minerality lends complexity and structure. The mouthfeel is full, while bright acidity cleans the palate and offers ease and versatility to food-pairing. A wine of excellent balance and complexity, the 2006 Treana White will age beautifully over the next decade.

"There's fantastic depth and richness to the apricot, peach and almond flavors. Intense as syrup, but with a good acidity that keeps it light on its feet. The richness persists on the finish. Viognier and Marsanne. Drink now."
-Wine Spectator

"Treana has enjoyed great success with this blend of Viognier and Marsanne, which is one of the best Rhone-style white wines in California. The main reason is the source of the grapes. The '06 is as rich and crisply acidic as ever, with fantastically complex, honeyed tropical fruit, apricot and floral flavors that taste like they have a touch of botrytis."
-Wine Enthusiast

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Greg Stadjuhar - Colorado Springs, CO (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
Not alot to it, very sweet for my taste. disapointing for the ratings.
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Jeff Smith - Saint Louis, MO (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
Pure California white. Big fruit fwd., a bit of oak and just a delight to spend the afternoon with. Great deal @ 20.
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Douglas Mader - Mandeville, LA (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
Not my "cup-a-tea". Acid overpowers the fruit
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Learn About Treana Map ItMap It

Treana symbolizes a trinity of natural elements - the sun, the soil, and the ocean - the elements that make Paso Robles and the rest of the Central Coast a prime area for premium wine grapes. The Hope family began planting vineyards in the area in 1978. Two decades of experience has taught them not only how to grow the finest quality wine grapes, but has also shown them the...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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