About Treana 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Back by popular demand, here's the 2nd vintage of Treana Cabernet after receiving raves reviews! Cabernet Sauvignon has long been part of the Hope Family's viticultural history. Growing up in his family's vineyards, Austin Hope has spent much of his life around the fabled varietal. Starting out he apprenticed with winemaker Chuck Wagner at Caymus who taught him the nuances of crafting world-class Cabernet. He brings that knowledge and experience to this wine sourced from some of the best vineyards in Paso Robles. After harvest, vineyard lots were fermented individually in stainless-steel tanks for 14 to 20 days. Extended macerations and carefully managed pumpovers enhanced the extraction of color and tannin. It's a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot, the varietals were aged separately for seventeen months in a combination of 77% French oak and 23% American Oak, of which 39% were new barrels, 42% were once used, and 19% were twice used. The initial blend was assembled in the spring of 2017 and barrel-aged an additional four months. The wine was racked only twice during its cellar life, with the final racking occurring just prior to bottling. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored the 2014 94 points. No score for this wine yet but it's widely recognized that 2015 was another spectacular vintage. The wine shows black currant, blackberry jam, plum, cedar, dried tobacco leaves, rose petal, vanilla, clove, and cinnamon on the nose. On the palate it's full-bodied and rich, with bold black fruits. The fruit maintains a juicy quality with the refreshing acidity. The tannins maintain their grip well into the finish which is layered with toasty oak notes.