TRINAFOUR French Colombard 2018
“Casa Verde Vineyard”
Mendocino County 2018

TRINAFOUR French Colombard 2018

“Casa Verde Vineyard”
Mendocino County 2018
Retail Price: $22
DDWA Score: 89.5
Value Rating: 4.1
Great Value
Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: September 22, 2021

This grape of Gascony, France origin is sporadically planted in Northern California. These vines are REALLY spread out (see note below) in Mendocino’s Redwood Valley. The Trinafour French Colombard 2018 is loaded with fresh lemon/lime, nectarine, crunchy pears and lemon balm. It’s perfectly tangy and pure. Great choice for those who reflexively choose Sauvignon Blanc.

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I have to say this is one of my favorite California wines because of its originality points (and it’s so darn good too). 230 old vine French Colombard vines are interplanted in a field planting of mostly red grape vines in Redwood Valley, Mendocino’s “Casa Verde Vineyard.” Trinafour owner/winemaker Alex MacGregor carefully harvests just the Colombard vines to make a whopping 50 cases of this wine. This labor of love shows in the snappy quality of the wine.

I’m a big fan of Trinafour Cellars and Alex MacGregor. The wines are consistently unique but not “out there,” very tasty and delivery exceptional value. Read all of my Trinafour Wine reviews HERE.

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