I had a fantastic wine this week in the wine cellar room at The Tuscan Kitchen in Salem, NH celebrating with my family and loved ones for my rehearsal dinner. If you are local to the area it’s a beautiful establishment and the food was fantastic. I was recommended this wine, Treana, from the bartender. Treana is just one of the brands under the Hope Family Wines in Paso Robles, CA right on the Central Coast. They produce 5 brands in total with one in particular that some may be familiar with, Liberty School. The winemakers of Hope Family Wines partner with about 50 vineyard sites on the Central Coast stretching from Santa Barbara to Santa Fe. They work together in making sure that these vineyards will produce the optimal quality grapes in use for the quality wines that Hope Family Wines produces.
Treana is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah. It was nicely full bodied and had a deep, rich dark fruit profile with beautiful length and balance. The grapes are sourced from eight different vineyard sites and after the summer the best of both the Cabernet and Syrah barrels are blended together to provide a balanced harmony. This wine has a good structure where you could sit on this wine for about 10-15 years. The bottle retails for about $45. I paired this with a filet mignon dressed with a Barolo demi-glaze and some cappellaci stuffed with butternut squash. A fantastic meal, wine and atmosphere surrounded by our friends and family made for a beautiful night!