Treana Mer Soleil Vineyard Viognier-Marsanne 2004
This wine displays the elegant varietal characteristics of Viognier and Marsanne. This alluring blend offers floral aromas of citrus, honeysuckle and jasmine followed by ripe flavors of stone fruit with rich honey overtones. High-toned citrus notes and a solid minerality lend excellent balance. The mouthfeel is lush and full with a broad mid-palate while bright acidity cleans the palate and lends ease and versatility to food-pairing.
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.
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.
Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.
Full-bodied and flavorful, white Rhône blends originate from France’s Rhône Valley. Today these blends are also becoming popular in other regions. Typically some combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier form the basis of a white Rhône blend with varying degrees of flexibility depending on the exact appellation. Somm Secret—In the Northern Rhône, blends of Marsanne and Roussanne are common but the south retains more variety. Marsanne, Roussanne as well as Bourboulenc, Clairette, Picpoul and Ugni Blanc are typical.