1996 was the first release of Treana. The Hope Family created this winery to produce this special blend of Rhone and California varietals. Since its inception it has been a major success, displaying the richness and character of these grapes and how well the flavors meld together. This latest release is all from their vineyards in Paso Robles and blends 70% Cabernet Sauvignon with 30% Syrah. The varietals were aged separately in French oak barrels half of which were new for 10-14 months. After the blend was made the wine isreturned to the barrels so the flavors can intertwine. The bold intensity is what you expect but what's unexpected is the supple, mouth-filling ripeness of this 2010. No scores in for this one but 91 and 92 for the previous vintage and this one turned out even better! On Sale!