2016 Three Rivers Trivulet, Columbia Valley
2016 was such a great vintage for us I wanted to find a new way to show it off. We created an “Old World” blend named Trivulet. Inspired by the great old world wines of the right bank, our blend is 51% Cabernet Franc and 49% Merlot. These noble varietals marry so well no wonder this combo has been considered to be one of the best in the world. The aromatics are a luxurious blend of blueberry compote mixed with fresh strawberries and a hint of violets. On the palate vibrant fresh fruit flavors are accented with hints of stone fruit that lead into a balanced and lengthy finish.
51% Cabernet Franc, 49% Merlot
September 12 – September 20, 2016
17 months in 20% new French oak
2016 started out with above average temperatures reaching record heat in April. This jumpstarted our growing season and resulted in an earlier bloom than in 2015. Cooler June and July months slowed things down, allowing us to catch up in the vineyard. Temperatures heated back up in August and the grapes were harvested from September 12 – September 20, 2016.
Weinbau Vineyard, Wahluke Slope 75%; Bacchus Vineyard, Columbia Valley 25%
Only 120 cases produced