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THE VINEYARDS Mary’s Vineyard, Napa Valley AVA: Named for the family matriarch, Mary Trinchero, and the fi rst vineyard purchased by the Trincheros. Mario’s Vineyard, St. Helena AVA: Named for patriarch Mario Trinchero, this vineyard is located at the winery. Central Park West Vineyard, St. Helena AVA: Named in honor of Mario and Mary Trinchero’s New York City roots. Chicken Ranch Vineyard, Rutherford AVA: Once home to the largest egg farm in Northern California, the vineyard terroir brings the iconic “Rutherford dust” to the tannins in the wine. Haystack Vineyard, Atlas Peak AVA: High elevation brings out intensity in the wine. Mario Monticelli is the winemaker at Trinchero, the largest family-owned winery in Napa Valley. Cloud’s Nest Vineyard, Mt. Veeder AVA: Rugged terrain keeps the grapes strug- gling, resulting in intensity and complexity. Vista Montone Vineyard, Napa Valley AVA: The most southerly, and coolest, of Trinchero’s estate vineyards, this vineyard produces the ripe and opulent Daybreak Block Merlot. For more details, go to december 2010 / the tasting panel / 61

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