Dec 162013
2010 Trione Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir, River Road Ranch, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA, $35 (S) – Rating 90

A  plush, fruit forward Pinot Noir that will delight most any Pinot lover. Aromas of cherry, plum and a hint of smoke. Soft on the palate with subtle tannins and delicate acidity. Round flavors of cherry, blackberry, pie spice and raspberry. Notes of cola on the finish. Buy This Wine

Dec 052013
2009 Trione Vineyards & Winery Geyerville Ranch Red Wine, Alexander Valley Appellation,  CA, $48 (S) – Rating 92

This classic Bordeaux blend of 69% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, 7% Petite Verdot, 6 % Malbec and 6% Cab Franc is elegantly powerful with a delicious balance of fruit, acidity and jaminess. Decant for 30-45 minutes for full flavor development. Enticingly rich nose with abundant aromas of ripe dark fruit, spice and blueberry with notes of dark chocolate and espresso. Soft yet apparent tannins with layered flavors of dark cherry, plum brown spice and blueberry. Notes of espresso in the long finish. Buy This Wine

Aug 222013
2011 Trione Vineyards & Winery River Road Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, CA, $23 (S) – Rating 90

A very well rounded SB with crisp acidity. Aged for 4 months in neutral oak barrels to round off the edges. Aromas of lemon creme, wet stone and a hint of orange zest. Robust and slightly tart flavors of Meyer lemon, lime and minerality with notes of green apple as the wine opens. Pair with creamy cheeses, grilled chicken or other lighter fare. Buy This Wine

Apr 162013
2009 Trione Vineyards & Winery River Road Ranch Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA, $25 (S) – Rating 90

A beautiful nose of red apple, ripe pineapple and notes of pie crust. This Chardonnay offers up a soft and creamy mouth-feel with flavors of red apple and pear with a perfect pitch of oaky vanilla. For those who prefer a creamy style of Chardonnay…This is a balanced winner. Buy This Wine

Mar 092013
2010 Trione Vineyards & Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA  $23 (S) – Rating 92

A very dry and crisp Sauvignon Blanc with a bouquet of citrus, honeysuckle and white spices. A wonderful balance of acidity and mouth-feel with flavors of green apple, pineapple and citrus with notes of ruby red grapefruit and minerality. A great food pairing wine with lighter and summer fare. Buy This Wine