Columbia Valley, Washington
Trust Cellars is a true boutique producer from Washington. Production is low and distribution limited, only 3,000 cases annually. The small winery has grown in popularity, with demand higher than production. We met owner and winemaker Steve Brooks in 2014 and have been following his successes ever since. Brooks told us about his somewhat unusual start in wine; he was a journalist working for CNN in Atlanta for 19 years, until he decided to make a huge life change and move to Washington. He started Trust Cellars and produced his first vintage in 2005. This is where the name ‘Trust’ comes from, “To change, to shift. To make an about-face. To move from a lifestyle rooted in technology and speed to an existence focusing on soil and sun...” Fresh and bountiful now, we enjoyed this in it's youth, but it can also cellar easily until 2018. Serve at 6-8 degrees Celsius.
Sunshine yellow with gold reflections and light bubbles form on the glass.
Very consistent to our notes of the 2010 vintage. Convincingly Riesling, with bees wax, oil and a bit of petrol. Honeysuckle, candied ginger and a base of ripe golden apple.
A touch of effervescence, followed by a rollercoaster of fleshy fruits; grapes, stone fruit, juicy apricot and a finale of green melon. Flavours transition from light, to sweet and then mineral near the finish with a touch of honey. This off-dry Riesling is balanced with the perfect acidity.
We suggest any combination of coconut and seafood, from green curry, coconut prawns, or scallops seared in coconut oil.