2013 Trésor from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery – Treasure Found
Last night, this came up on the “to drink” list for 2020. I had purchased this wine a year and an half ago at an event. While technically not a small winery, they do produce some boutique and artisan wines. The also produce large quantities of wine for the retail market. However this was an unexpected pleasant surprise. Trésor translation means treasure. The blend is comprised of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc which provided a mouth filling “Bordeaux style wine”.
The wine on the eyes had a dark lush red color with purple hues. On the nose and palate, one picks up plum, vanilla, black tea and hint of chocolate. The finish provides a roundness of soft tannins, with the structure there, but in the background. Blackberries, cherries and gentle acidity makes this a very palatable sipping wine. This was an outstanding wine for the price. The current release, which is the 2014 and it retails for $50/$37.50 for club members.
I am now looking forward to trying some of their other artisan wines very soon and perhaps finding another treasure!