Wine: Treana (White)

September 12, 2014 whites wines, wine, Wine Reviews 2

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The name Treana symbolizes a trinity of natural elements- the sun, the soil, and the ocean-elements that make Paso Robles, and the rest of the Central Coast, an exceptional area for growing wine grapes.

The Treana wines are our signature blends. The Treana Red is a blend of two varieties that thrive in Paso Robles: Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Treana White is a blend of Viognier and Marsanne, two varieties indigenous to the Rhone Valley in France that are well suited to the cooler areas of the Central Coast.

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This white Rhone blend displays varietal characteristics of Marsanne and Viognier; vibrant floral aromas of citrus blossom and jasmine are followed by elegant flavors of ripe stone fruit, hints of pear, pineapple and honey overtones. A wine of excellent balance and complexity, the Treana White will age beautifully over the next decade.

I’ve really been slacking on the “Wine” portion of this blog. What can I say? I have a tendency to drink more wine than I actually write about. 🙂 I have tons of photos on my phone where I’ve planned a wine post but never get around to it. In order to combat this, I will *try* to make myself write about at least 1 bottle of wine a month (but I’m going to try for 2 a month). We’ll see.

I’m still in the search for the perfect White. My husband is a more of a White drinker while I prefer Reds. And since I buy most of all things consumable in my home, its on me to curate a selection of wines that both of us will enjoy. Which is how we came to this bottle of Treana.

I paired this Treana with a slightly spicy Mexican dish and I thought it was almost perfect. In fact, I think it could have handled an even spicier dish. The Treana was refreshing with a hint of sweetness and a small bite. As the wine warmed the sweetness was even more pronounced. Delicious.

My husband wasn’t quite as fond of this as I expected. I think he was expecting a bit more sweetness and a little less bite – he told me he thought it was a little dry for his tastes.

I’m going to have to ponder this one. I enjoyed the bottle quite a bit but hubby wasn’t a fan. I’m not sure if I’ll buy it again – maybe the next time I’m making something super spicy.

2 Responses to “Wine: Treana (White)”

    • MrsJoseph

      Me, too! A friend recently told me that I should try a sauvignon blanc since I like Cabs – he said that the grapes are related. I think I’ll try one of those next. But I did enjoy the Treana.

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