Trio Vintners Wines


Happy Wine Wednesday and here are a couple wonderful wines created by Karen LaBonte, Winemaker and Owner of Trio Vintners out of Walla Walla, Washington.

2010 Trio Vintners Flashpoint Sangiovese Reserve, Yakima Valley ~ This twist on the “King of Tuscan” Sangiovese Grosso clone offers a refined nose of baking chocolate, sweet cedar, white pepper, wild blackberries and slightly funky earth. With a dry and tantalizing palate of fresh herbs, faint mint and silky, smooth tannins that will only evolve. This wine is massive and perfect for the slow cooked pot roast or rib eye off the grill.

2010 Trio Vintners Far Away Vineyard Grenache, Yakima Valley ~ With a sound nose of perfume, heavy oak and black pepper. This medium bodied red offers rich flavors of black cherry, blackberry and dense plum across the palate. Great beef wine!

2011 Trio Vintners Heart of the Hill Vineyard, Red Mountain, Carmenere ~ Big and thick with avant garde attributes of semi wet wood, jalapeno peppers, dirt, baking cocoa, dark cherry and a vanilla extract finish to boot; This wine as unorthodox as it is, is one of my favorite Carmeneres of all time. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing and check out Trio Vintners at

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2010 Trio Vintners Far Away Vineyard, Yakima Valley Mourvedre


Deep, forever dark hue accompanied by an outstanding, concentrated nose of smoke, rustic earth, fungi and mild coconut. With savory flavors of brininess, plum, and mild vanilla extract;  this wine is a fantastic single varietal expression of Mourvedre from wonderful Washington WineMaker, Karen LaBonte. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.  

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2008 Three Rivers Winery Cabernet Franc – Weinbau Vineyard, Wahluke Slope


With an alluring nose of mild black pepper, poetic vanilla musk and breathtaking wild berry aromatic fruit. This 100% Cabernet Franc from Walla Walla, Washington offers smooth tannin and graceful acidity, while blessing the palate, soul and mind with divine dark fruit that brings you to magical place only a great wine has the ability to bring you to; If you are blessed enough to get to Walla Walla. These will be some of the best wines you will ever experience. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

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2008 Ash Hollows Headless Red


Happy Thursday to all and hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful Fall weather and foliage. Just came across these guys from Walla Walla, Washington and had their 2008 “Headless Red” blend composed of 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah and a dash of Malbec.  Medium bodied with a contemplative nose of pine needles, gingerbread, dill and a tad of faint musk, this wine from its “Headless Horseman” label all the way throughout its intriguing, non conformist character is enjoyable and flavorful, laced with a zest of dark juicy fruit, fresh pleasantly tart blueberries, cinnamon and a dash of white pepper. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

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