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Trespass Vineyard & Winery

Current Release Wines

2013 Trespass Cabernet Sauvignon

This bold Cabernet starts out rich with black briar, dried plum and black cherry graphite, with subtle hints of clove and earth.  As Donny likes to say "jam in a glass!"  The nose of this deep wine is forever evolving.  Very detailed notes of broad, sweet plush fruit push through the front of the palate followed by smooth tannins and a very balanced acidity.  It is a tribute to a wonderful growing site and core in winemaking and overall barrel regime.

This is a generous wine that is without a doubt drinking well at the onset of its life, however I believe it will cellar beautifully for another 10-12 years.

Kirk Venge

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested October 3, 2013
Aged 22 months in French oak (90% new, 10% neutral)
Bottled unfiltered and unfined
Estate Grown
225 cases produced

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2013 Trespass RENDEZVOUS

Always one of my most anticipated releases and one of Donny's favorites; this is the Trespass offering that we certainly work the most diligently on as well.  With careful row selection in the vineyard to the open top micro fermentations in new French Oak, the Rendezvous blend gives so much to the connoisseur.

Beginning with a deep black garnet edge viewed in the glass, sweet aromas of clove, sweet black cherry, blueberry reduction supported in the secondary wave with light oak vanillin and an exotic array of Christmas spices.  (Dana says magic!)  The mouth is full of bright, sweet red fruit ranging from maraschino cherry to more blueberry preserve.  The longer this classic bottling remains open, the more deep and brooding it becomes.

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Cabernet Franc, this will continue to evolve over the next 12 years.

Kirk Venge

62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Cabernet Franc
Harvested October 3, 2013
Aged 22 months in French oak (100% new)
Bottled unfiltered and unfined
Estate Grown
125 cases produced

Click HERE for Rendezvous library notes.

2013 Trespass "Old Vine" Zinfandel

Hailing from vines planted on the Luvisi Vineyard early last century, this lovely and focused Zin is one of Napa Valley's earliest plantings that I know of and certainly the oldest that I source.

Typical to the Luvisi Veneyard's gnarly old vines are aromatics of sweet black fruit, plum, crushed herbs white pepper and camp embers.  The palate has a wonderful, full a voluptuous entry and shows further deep, dark fruit flavors, sweet vanillin and a hint of wet stone minerality.  Sip after sip the flavors build and crescendo to a huge finish with length that carries for over a minute.

Zins like these are a surreal joy to architect and create.  It's a humbling feeling and quite the honor to work with a vine that has managed to stay alive for over 100 years and few of us as winemakers have this opportunity in the face to replant Napa Valley to more popular Bordeaux varietals.  With proper aging, this wine will live to see 2030 and beyond.

Kirk Venge

100% Zinfandel (old vine)
Harvested September 14, 2013
Aged 18 months in French oak
225 cases produced

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2015 Trespass Sauvignon Blanc

This is certainly a shiny wine from Trespass!  Showing glimmers of white peach, white flowers and plenty of light green apple and pineapple notes, this Sauvignon Blanc really excites the summertime senses!  The flavors are delicate but rich with racy acidity and a touch of wet stone and neutral oak that really gets your mouth to water.

This is a beautiful example of "old vine" Sauv Blanc ready to find itself in your favorite ice bucket!

Kirk Venge

95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Musque Clone
Concrete tank fermented (cement egg)
Aged 6 months in neutral French Oak
110 cases produced