2011 Trivium delights the eye, then the nose: vanilla bean, sun-ripe plums and blackberries, scents of clove and roasted nuts and thyme, even a hint of your grandfather’s pipe tobacco. The first taste is of layers of racy fruit and sweet oak supported by perfect acidity and graceful tannins. Darker, richer flavors follow and fill the mouth. The wine is supple and balanced, and its textured finish carries on and on. Fully harmonious after 15 months in bottle, this Trivium demands a hanger steak or savory roast. Drink one, save another!
2011 Vintage notes (pdf)