2018 Trinchero Cabernet Sauvignon Mario’s
2018 Trinchero Cabernet Sauvignon Mario’s Boasts a deep ruby, purple-tinged hue with opulent aromas and flavors of candied black currant and blueberry. This 2018 wine’s valley floor origins give it a fleshy mid-palate, with tannins that are light and pure and a mouthfeel that is incredibly round and supple.
Young Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero leaves New York City and heads west to the Napa Valley, hoping to build a better life for his wife Mary and their three children, Bob, Roger and Vera. Our family purchases an abandoned Prohibition-era winery in St. Helena, refurbishing it and initially scraping by as a mom-and-pop operation.
Our single-vineyard Zinfandel wines, crafted from old-growth vines in Amador County at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, are greeted with wide acclaim from wine critics, sommeliers and consumers. In 1972, second-generation vintner Bob Trinchero creates the world’s first White Zinfandel under the Sutter Home label and the rest—as they say—is history.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s foremost red wine-grape variety. Though widely cultivated throughout the world, it is most commonly associated with the red wines of Bordeaux.
In the vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are small, thick-skinned and decidedly blue-colored, with a high pip-to-pulp ratio. Its thick skin results in wines of profoundly deep color, and the pips add a high level of tannin.
It ripens late, which is advantageous in warmer climates like Bordeaux, France and California. In colder growing environments, Cabernet Sauvignon can easily fail to ripen properly. Unripe Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lot of the aromas similar to unripe Cabernet Franc, notably a green or herbaceous character. This may not be entirely surprising, as Cabernet Sauvignon’s parents are Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Cabernet Sauvignon’s flavors can vary from region to another. Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Bordeaux’s Margaux appellation varies considerably from one grown farther north in Pauillac, for example. The best Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to have deep color, good structure and a full body. They are tannic in youth, especially when aged in oak, and often require a few years to soften before they become enjoyable to drink. Typical flavors may include black fruits like blackcurrant or blackberry, as well as fragrant cigar box, tobacco and coffee.