Trust Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 05
Avalon's Wine Pick of the Week for 2-7-08
Trust Me, it's Good!
Not to sound conceited, but I get set up on dates A LOT. I guess I've hit the almost 30 mark and my friends are concerned I'll never get married. The Trust Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 05 $37.95/$34.16 reminds me a few blind dates I've had lately: great first impression, a little bit of work towards the middle of the date, and after a little bit of time a definite reason to call him for dinner and a movie.
Big and bold on the nose, the Trust Cabernet Sauvignon 05 has a very layered dark chocolate and black cherry intensity that is appealing. There is a faint whiff of fresh mint and floral violet complexity that is intriguing. The Trust Cab is ever so slightly restrained on the palate but, like good conversation, opens up over time. I went back to the Cab the following day and was excited to see the fruit developing even further on the palate and a nice balance of structure and acidity that will give the wine a long life in the cellar.
Trust Cellars was created on the blind trust of creators Steve and Lori Brooks who left their high powered jobs at CNN and moved their life to Walla Walla. Trust me, we are glad they did.
(NOTE- if the guy in the stock photo to the right above would contact Avalon Wine, Amy might be interested in a date. - Jean)