VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Trombetta Family Wines
The Trombetta family has lived in West Sonoma County for generations. Floyd Trombetta operated the largest liquor distributorship in Sonoma County for many years.
The latest generation, Roger Trombetta and spouse Rickey Stancliff and their daughter Erica and son Michael have launched the Trombetta Family Wines label with a Pinot Noir from Gap's Crown Vineyard to be released in 2011 from the 2010 vintage. Consulting winemakers are Paul Hobbs and Julian Gonzalez. Erica has completed her degree in enology from California State University at Fresno and completed winery internships.
The wine is sold through a mailing list with some restaurant distribution.
Articles About Trombetta Family Wines
2010 Trombetta Family Wines Gap’s Crown Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.8% alc., 600 cases, $58. Petaluma Gap vineyard location. Clones 777, Swan and 828. Native yeast fermentations, extended maceration, aged 9 months in 50% new and 50% 1-year-old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Dark plum color in the glass. Super ripe fruit profile. Aromas of crushed black grapes, cassis, blackberries, tea leaf and soy sauce. Full-bodied flavors of sweet black raspberry and black currant fruit, assuming a dried-out character over time in the glass with notes of raisin, hay, grass and tea leaf showing up. Stops just short of syrupy. Some fine-grain tannins and a lingering fruit-driven finish. Pushes the ripeness envelope too far for my taste, but well-made in its style. Decent. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
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