About Treana 2018 White Blend, Central Coast
The Hope family helped pioneer the now-thriving category of California white Rhône blends over the past 18 vintages and this wine is one of the first California Rhone Ranger white blends. The majority of the fruit in this blend is from the Santa Lucia Highlands, which benefits from the cooling breezes coming off of Monterey Bay. A blend of 45% Viognier, 45% Marsanne and 10% Roussanne, the grapes for the 2018 Treana Blanc were whole-cluster pressed and the juice was chilled to 35˚ F to allow the solids to settle. Once cooled, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels for fermentation, of which 25% were new barrels. The wine aged on its lees for 16 months before being blended and then the blend aged together for another three months in 100% new French oak until bottling.
Treana Blanc is a stunning example of a new world Rhone blend with aromas and flavors of pineapple, dried apricot, peach and Clementine orange that combine with floral notes of honeysuckle and elderflower. Sweet notes of marzipan, honey, graham cracker along with cinnamon and vanilla round out this complex, full-bodied and racy wine.