When first tested, the results indicated the soil had excellent levels of nutrients for vineyard growth. the potassium, magnesium and calcium were also superbly in balance. So in 1997, we planted 110R rootstock and later budded 337 clone. Treva's vineyard is a steep, rocky stie with red volcanic soils and excellent drainage. The southeastern exposure provides full sun without intense heat. It produces a small yield of tiny dark blue to black berries maturing near the end of September.
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Treva’s Vineyard is a huge wine that nevertheless maintains extraordinary elegance. Black fruit, smoke, licorice and wild herbs are some of the many notes that emerge from this muscular deep wine. This is a super-impressive showing. The Treva’s is the only wine here aged in 100% new French oak barrels. The 2009 has more than enough stuffing to drink well for a number of years."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Deep medium ruby. Serious, brooding aromas of cassis, licorice and violet; a real essence of cabernet. A step up in intensity from the Jake's and Lakeview bottlings, showing impressive medicinal reserve and brisk framing acidity to the chewy but juicy black fruit flavors. This very dark wine's major tannic structure will require patience."
International Wine Cellar
"A powerful mix of dried berry, tobacco leaf, currant and crushed rock, this combines richness with intensity, ending with chewy tannins. Begs for cellaring."