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Date Printed: 9/14/2014
Treana Mer Soleil Vineyard Viognier-Marsanne 2008
Treana Mer Soleil Vineyard Viognier-Marsanne 2008
(search item no. 105704)

PRICE ON 9/14/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Treana White is a blend of Viognier and Marsanne. These two varieties, indigenous to the Rhone Valley in France, flourish in California's Central California white Rhone blends with the release of the 1996 Treana White. The majority of the fruit in this blend is from Santa Lucia Highlands, which benefits from the cooling breezes coming off of Monterey Bay.

The 2008 Treana White's color is reminiscent of the golden hillsides of the California Central Coast at harvest time. A beautiful bouquet of peaches and lime is bolstrered by aromatic notes of honeysuckle. Full in body and rich in flavor, the wine invigorates the palate with dried apricot, pineapple, subtle citrus flaovrs and notes of honey, which continue through a long finish. The 2008 Treana White will age beautifully over the next decade.

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About Treana Winery:

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 tremendous potential of the region.

Formerly, the Hopes sold wine under the Hope Family label directly from the winery's tasting room. Beginning with the 1990 vintage, the Hope ranches became the sole source of fruit for Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1996, they founded Treana Winery after years of hands-on experience in viticulture and winemaking. Today, the Hopes cultivate mature vineyards of the varietals best suited to their area; Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre and Merlot.