Trenza Tinto 2008

Red Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $30.00 $23.99
Save $6.01 (20%)
Item No. 108930
  • WE89
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The Tinto is the original inspiration behind Trenza; the idea was to make a stellar red blend that embodies the greatness of SLO County. This is a big, bold wine with ripe, stunning flavors backed by racy acidity. It is a blend of Garnacha (Grenache) and Monastrell (Mourvèdre) from the warm Paso Robles region, and Syrah and Tempranillo from the cooler Edna and Arroyo Grande Valleys. Each variety brings a different element to the party. The Syrah and Tempranillo were picked ripe and co-fermented to show off their dark color and tannin structure backed by major blue fruit and white pepper - the Garnacha is all about sweet floral notes of rose petals and cherries – the Monastrell adds small amounts of spice, pepper and earthiness.

This is a big, rich wine, with complex aromas of leather, tobacco, blueberries, sweet oak, and a hint of white pepper. It is earthy and well structured with concentrated flavors of black currants and spearmint. The finish is long and silky, leaving a note of bitter-sweet chocolate behind. Firm tannins will allow this wine to develop nicely with age."

Critical Acclaim

"This unusual blend of Syrah, Grenache, Tempranillo and Mourvèdre is the kind of red wine that needs spicy, salty beef or lamb to balance it. It’s tannic, acidic and peppery, with a roasted meat edge to the blackberry fruit. Calls to mind Italian-style fare, rich in olive oil and cheeses."
89 Points

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Learn About Trenza Map ItMap It

Trenza, Spanish for braid, is a winery dedicated to the production of Spanish-inspired New World blends that showcase the viticultural diversity of San Luis Obispo County.

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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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