For 35 years, the Trione family has carefully farmed and managed some of the finest grapes in Sonoma County. With painstaking devotion to the land, three generations – Henry Trione, sons Mark and Vic, and Mark’s daughter Denise – have developed a reputation for producing premium grapes. Their wines are characteristic of the appellations in which they are grown: the cool, slow-ripening flavors of the Russian River Valley, and the rich, dark-berry essence of the Alexander Valley. They are passionate about family and tradition, especially traditions that include good food and good wine. The vineyards, wines, and winery have been a labor of love, the culmination of the family’s long tradition of dedication to Sonoma County.
Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2011: 100% Chardonnay. Grapes came from two blocks of ten- and twelve-year-old vines, planted with clones 4, 95, and 2-A. Whole bunches were pressed for gentle juice extraction, which was then racked directly to French oak barrels: 45% new, and the remainder one and two years old. The previous years wine lees were used to initiate a slow fermentation that took several months to complete.
Trione Vineyards wines we feature:
- Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2011