Treana Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
An excellent display of Paso Roble Cabernet. At first glance, this dark crimson wine sets the stage for the beautiful aromas of warm chocolate, roasted coffee & toasty cedar. On the palate, intense dark fruit, sweet vanilla combine with smoky-oak to give a long rich mouth feel that finishes with balanced acidity and moderate, velvety tannins
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Petite Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah
The same trinity of elements that inspired the Hope family to move to Paso Robles nearly four decades ago was also the inspiration for their iconic label: Treana. Inspired by the warm, nurturing sun, the cool breezes of the sea, and the rich nutrients of the soil, Treana wines capture the unique essence of California’s Central Coast. By working closely with family farms, they source grapes that capture the truest varietal characteristics for their flagship brand. The care that goes into each bottle ensures an exceptional experience whether you choose to enjoy a bottle tonight or let it age for a special occasion.
Treana Red is a quintessential Paso Robles red, blended from Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, perfect varietals for the unique climate of Paso Robles. Treana Blanc showcases the flavors of the Rhône Valley with Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, varietals that impart old-world flavor on a contemporary and New World wine. Treana Cabernet & Chardonnay are a tribute to the three men that mentored Austin in becoming the winemaker he is today.
The Treana label represents world-class wine made in a world-class wine region. The interplay of sun, soil, and sea is what makes the microclimates of California’s Central Coast so unique, and Treana wines so remarkable.
Paso Robles has made a name for itself as a source of supple, powerful, fruit-driven wines. But with eleven smaller sub-AVAs, there is actually quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast.
Just east over the Santa Lucia Mountains from the chilly Pacific Ocean, lie the coolest in the region: Adelaida, Templeton Gap and (Paso Robles) Willow Creek Districts, as well as York Mountain AVA and Santa Margarita Ranch. These all experience more ocean fog, wind and precipitation compared to the rest of the Paso sub-appellations. The San Miguel, (Paso Robles) Estrella, (Paso Robles) Geneso, (Paso Robles) Highlands, El Pomar and Creston Districts, along with San Juan Creek, are the hotter, more western appellations of the greater Paso Robles AVA.
This is mostly red wine country, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel standing out as the star performers. Other popular varieties include Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache and Rhône blends, both red and white. There is a fairly uniform tendency here towards wines that are unapologetically bold and opulently fruit-driven, albeit with a surprising amount of acidity thanks to the region’s chilly nighttime temperatures.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.