Pepper Bridge

Trine Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.172 ratings
9.118 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

The 2015 Trine is 40% CF, 28% CS, 18% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 4% PV. Blackcurrents, white pepper, licorice. Unfolds and sustains nicely through the finish, though ends with a touch of dryness.

The 2015 Trine is 40% CF, 28% CS, 18% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 4% PV. Blackcurrents, white pepper, licorice. Unfolds and sustains nicely through the finish, though ends with a touch of dryness.

Oct 8th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The blend on the 14 Trine is; 37% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. On the nose; fragrant, perfumed florals of violets & fresh dark florals. On the palate; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, hues of blue fruits, soft spice, good presence of baking spices and rich dark earth. The body is round and full with M+ silky tannins. The fruits are juicy; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, raspberry cola, caramel, mocha, vanilla, nutmeg, spice, tobacco, crushed dry rock powder, rich, moist, black soil, soft leather, fresh acidity and with a round, beautiful, elegant, balanced finish. Photos of; the Seven Hills Vineyard, barrel room and mural on their cellar wall.

The blend on the 14 Trine is; 37% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. On the nose; fragrant, perfumed florals of violets & fresh dark florals. On the palate; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, black raspberries, hues of blue fruits, soft spice, good presence of baking spices and rich dark earth. The body is round and full with M+ silky tannins. The fruits are juicy; blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, raspberry cola, caramel, mocha, vanilla, nutmeg, spice, tobacco, crushed dry rock powder, rich, moist, black soil, soft leather, fresh acidity and with a round, beautiful, elegant, balanced finish. Photos of; the Seven Hills Vineyard, barrel room and mural on their cellar wall.

Aug 23rd, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

The nose reveals; dark cassis, bright perfumes florals, vanilla, dark chocolate & rich soils. The body is leaner and the tannins M+. The fruits are riper & brighter than the 14. On the palate, the fruits are; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries and poached strawberries. Crushed rocks, light spice, vanilla, dry top soil, suede leather with better acidity and a leaner, balanced, longer finish than the 14. Photos of; a side view of Pepper Bridge Winery, their wine library room; which doubles as private tasting room. Last photo and soils history...the periodic rupturing of the ice dam resulted in the Missoula Floods. These cataclysmic floods swept across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Gorge between 12,000 & 15,000 years ago. The silty, loamy soils you see in the photo (5-6 feet deep) were deposited over the entire AVA and beyond. In some areas, it's goes down 200 feet and on other higher elevations, it's only a couple inches of top soil with 100 plus feet of Basalt beneath. The floods created some of the most fertile agricultural land for wheat etc. and of course, grape growing.

The nose reveals; dark cassis, bright perfumes florals, vanilla, dark chocolate & rich soils. The body is leaner and the tannins M+. The fruits are riper & brighter than the 14. On the palate, the fruits are; blackberries, black plum, dark cherries, black raspberries and poached strawberries. Crushed rocks, light spice, vanilla, dry top soil, suede leather with better acidity and a leaner, balanced, longer finish than the 14. Photos of; a side view of Pepper Bridge Winery, their wine library room; which doubles as private tasting room. Last photo and soils history...the periodic rupturing of the ice dam resulted in the Missoula Floods. These cataclysmic floods swept across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Gorge between 12,000 & 15,000 years ago. The silty, loamy soils you see in the photo (5-6 feet deep) were deposited over the entire AVA and beyond. In some areas, it's goes down 200 feet and on other higher elevations, it's only a couple inches of top soil with 100 plus feet of Basalt beneath. The floods created some of the most fertile agricultural land for wheat etc. and of course, grape growing.

Aug 23rd, 2017
Austin Baird

Love this wine! Chalky dry, darker fruit notes, finishes smooth!

Love this wine! Chalky dry, darker fruit notes, finishes smooth!

Oct 31st, 2015
Laura LoPresti

Very nice- cocoa smooth tannins and wonderful fruit

Very nice- cocoa smooth tannins and wonderful fruit

Oct 1st, 2015
Eric Hwang

Herbal aromas of rosemary and lavender reminiscent of a southern Rhone. Elegant red fruits and round mineral finish.

Herbal aromas of rosemary and lavender reminiscent of a southern Rhone. Elegant red fruits and round mineral finish.

Mar 22nd, 2015
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

9.2

That's a BIG WOW! Impressive for its strength & subtlety.

That's a BIG WOW! Impressive for its strength & subtlety.

Jan 17th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.4

Mostly cab frac cab merlot a nice peppery spice this is the 4 vintage with pretty floral notes dark berry fruit. Zesty blackberry fruity with lots of spice but very well balanced and fresh through the finish. Finish 50+ most excellent

Mostly cab frac cab merlot a nice peppery spice this is the 4 vintage with pretty floral notes dark berry fruit. Zesty blackberry fruity with lots of spice but very well balanced and fresh through the finish. Finish 50+ most excellent

Aug 16th, 2013
Kyle “cat man” Kovacovich

Walla Walla Valley gem. 37% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 9% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot. Dark ripe fruits and baking spices.

Walla Walla Valley gem. 37% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 9% Malbec, and 5% Petit Verdot. Dark ripe fruits and baking spices.

Mar 13th, 2020