Tresca

Tresca in Italian translates to “intrigue”. This was the first wine that Allora Vineyards ever made, back in 1997. All the fruit in this intriguing wine is grown on our own estate at Allora Vineyards in St. Helena.


Vintage: 2015

Harvest Notes

Problem free harvest that produced clean, healthy grapes resulting in high-quality wines despite the drought and a very small crop with a little uneven ripening. Picking ended in October.

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2014

Harvest Notes

A dream vintage, with high quality throughout. Drought conditions and small crop size did prove to be minor irritants. Everything was ready to pick in mid-August.

Tasting Notes

This wine has aromas of, nutmeg, all-spice and red berries with hints of honey and coffee concluding with a velvet-like texture and silky finish.

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2013

Harvest Notes

An ideal growing season with dry conditions and a long, sunny summer. Despite being a drought year it is worthy to be called superior.

Tasting Notes

Tresca's aromas of black licorice, nutmeg, red currant and hints of mocha resonate well

Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2012

Harvest Notes

An ideal season with no frosts, a mild spring and summer and a tranquil fall. We are elated by the quality and quantity of the 2012 harvest. There is a level of excellence that supersedes past vintages, going back decades.

Tasting Notes

This rich, layered wine has aromas of jam, mocha and viloet. The tannins are beautifully integrated and the wine has a long, satiny finish.

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2011

Harvest Notes

A cold, wet spring, a late fruit set, a mild summer and a harvest that dragged on into November, bedeviled by rain. We were able to salvage the season by picking the entire vineyard in one day.

Tasting Notes

The color is a deep purple with aromas of black liquorice, clove, nutmeg, leather and red currant. It is round and balanced with a clean, memorable finish.

Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2010

Harvest Notes

The growing season began cool and wet and delayed harvest drastically. A late August heat wave sent the temperatures from the mid-70s to 110. Careful observance was a must!

Tasting Notes

This flavor Profile is rich with black cherries, blackberries and hints of semi-sweet chocolate and we find Tresca pairs well with steak and pastas.

Blend: 81% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petite Sirah, 7% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2009

Harvest Notes

Things went fairly smoothly and grapes were picked at optimal ripening levels, capping a summer of mild, steady weather. We were excited about the young wine's color, flavor, acids and tannins.

Tasting Notes

Tresca has deep, rich flavors of ripe berries and dark cherries pairing beautifully with deliscious steaks and dark chocolate.

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2008

Harvest Notes

Drought preceded a hard frost, which led to an uneven set and a small crop, but after that it was smooth sailing ending in great relief.

Tasting Notes

A deep and complex wine with ripe fruit flavors a smooth finish and a round mouth feel. It complements a wide variety of foods, including grilled meats and artisanal cheeses.

Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2007

Harvest Notes

Cold winter grew into warmer spring bringing early budding, bloom and set in the vineyards. A heat spike boosted the sugar development that complemented the excellent acid structures.

Tasting Notes

Another wonderful year, resulting in an unsaturated crimson hue and a fascinating mix of thyme, dill, and bright cherry aromatics while youthful in its approachability.

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2006

Harvest Notes

One of the top vintages of the decade but not one where "the wines make themselves". A cool, wet spring led to slow ripening while heat spikes in July caused worry of sunburn resulting in an expensive farming year.

Tasting Notes

These complex aromatics are complemented by sandalwood and nutmeg characteristics. It is full bodied with a fresh fruit entry as well as an elegant acidity.

Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2005

Harvest Notes

Predictions abounded that it could be one of Napa's finest vintages. Cool weather prevailed and harvest came very late but was nearly perfect. Extended hang time allowed for great flavor and bountiful harvest.

Tasting Notes

This wine displays an opaque garnet color with a bouquet of blackberry liqueur and hoisin sauce. It also offers the savory components of sage and molasses.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2004

Harvest Notes

Short and sweet summarizes the 2004 vintage. The harvest was early, the crop was small and the grapes ripened well.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby-red color and a rich nose of black cherry, rose petals and roasting meat. It has a great attack, a juicy mid-palate, great acid balance finishing long with grainy tannins.

Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot

Vintage: 2002

Harvest Notes

A long ideal growing season with warm days and cool to even cold nights yielding a balanced crop with intense colors and concentrated fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes

A well-structured wine with a compact, rich mid-palate buttressed by silky tannins and generous acidity that artfully combines the elegance of the old world and the ripe fruit of California.

Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot

Vintage: 2001

Harvest Notes

Two deceptive heat spikes coaxed the vines to an early bloom and harvest. August cooled to perfect temperatures allowing grapes to settle and extend the all-important hang time producing remarkably good fruit.

Tasting Notes

Flavors of sage and blackberry with strong acidity in the mid-palate is followed by a lingering finish. It is both rich and deliscious.

Blend: 55% Cabernet Franc, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 1999

Harvest Notes

A cool spring brought a mild summer with only one heat spike in the first part of July. Fruit ripened under conditions that allowed a long hang-time concentrating flavors with a strong backbone of acid and clean fruit.

Tasting Notes

A dark ruby color entices you with a nose of raspberry, cassis and loose pipe tobacco. This full-bodied wine has an assertively silky structure and is notably spicy on the palate.

Blend: 60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon