2018 Two Popes, Red Wine, Family Collection
Only 100 cases made
Our inaugural release of Two Popes opens with powerful aromas of chocolate, nutmeg, ripe plum and sarsaparilla. The palate follows suit, with rich and concentrated flavors of ripe plum, blueberry, dark chocolate, vanilla, mocha, and pepper, that trail off into a very persistent finish marked by blackberry and graham cracker. Everything is lifted by fresh acidity and ripe tannins, that give the wine a charming and approachable spirit.
Trinitas Two Popes is a special blend celebrating something that hasn’t happened in over half a millennia – two living Bishops of Rome, the head of Catholic Church. Inspired by the Busch family, the blend refers to Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Two Popes contains 75% Cabernet Franc from the Pelkan Ranch Vineyard in Knights Valley, and 25% Zinfandel from the Biama Vineyard in El Dorado. These varietals and vineyard sites were used to create our Trinitas wines made in honor of each Pope’s respective elections – Cabernet FRANCis in 2013 and ratZINger, referring to Benedict’s birth name, in 2005.
Trinitas founders Tim and Steph Busch have personally presented both Popes with their honorary wines. They look forward to sharing this latest homage to the Holy Fathers at an upcoming papal audience. Here’s hoping Pope Francis and Pope Benedict think Two Popes is divine!