Review: 2009 Treana Red Paso Robles
The flagship wine of the Hope Family Wines organization, Treana is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) with some Syrah (30%) thrown in for good measure. Hailing from Paso Robles, this blend is primarily a good representation of a Central Coast Cab, with that Syrah adding a touch of curiosity to the mix.
Restrained for Cabernet, Treana offers modest, muted plum character, some dark cherry notes, and tobacco and leather on the finish. Some greenness emerges as the finish fades. Very food friendly, the wine doesn’t overpower you with either jam or tannin. At the same time, its restraint keeps the thrills at bay. It’s a perfectly fine wine that will displease no one, but one that’s unlikely to be noted as anyone’s favorite, either.
B+ / $35 / hopefamilywines.com