Today’s ‘Quick Sip’ is the Three2One Cellars 2009 Tranquility. Three2One Cellars is a new and exciting collaborative effort between Loudoun County winemakers Jordan Harris (Tarara Winery), Ben Renshaw (8 Chains North Winery), and Clyde Housel (Hiddencroft Vineyards). Their first release from the new label, the 2009 Tranquility, is a limited-production, single vineyard wine. The 2009 Tranquility is named for the vineyard from which 100% of the fruit is grown. Tranquility Vineyard, managed by Ben Renshaw, is a 7 acre site located in the rolling hills of Purcellville and planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat and small amounts of Pinot Gris. Tranquility Vineyard is one of Loudoun’s top wine sites and I’ve enjoyed a number of good wines over the years that were partially or entirely produced from this vineyard. The 2009 Tranquility, hatched out of blending trials conducted by the three Loudoun County winemakers, is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Tannat. Let’s uncork the bottle and get a sniff and a sip of what’s inside.
Three2One Cellars 2009 Tranquility
In the glass, the Three2One Cellars 2009 Tranquility displays a medium-deep, yet clear garnet color. The swirl and sniff reveals expressive aromas of bright red fruit, blackberry, and soft toasty impressions, with sweet spice overtones and a faint suggestion of cedar. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied and balanced, offering red fruit flavors with medium-firm, but approachable tannins, good acidity, a round and spicy mid-palate, concluding in a supple lingering finish. The Three2One Cellars 2009 Tranquility clocks in at a moderate 13.5% ABV, retails for $45, and is both flexible and food-friendly. Only 150 cases of the Three2One Cellars 2009 Tranquility were produced and each tasting room will carry 50. Congratulations to Jordan, Ben, and Clyde on this first-of-its-kind wine venture in Loudoun County!
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