Your eye is drawn first to 2012 Trivium’s red-black center. Then it opens, with sweet dark-toasted oak, slightly overripe tree fruit and blackberries, scents of cinnamon bark, an herb bouquet, even a hint of small-batch bourbon. The first taste is of layers of cherries and cassis and sweet oak supported by perfect acidity. Deeper, meatier flavors follow and fill the mouth, supporting by well-developed tannins. Fully harmonious after two years in bottle, this Trivium calls for a savory roast or grilled chop. Drink with old friends, but save some for yourself!
2012 Vintage notes (pdf)