Trothe Releases

Trothe 2024 Spring Releases Year after year, vintage after vintage, Trothe releases underline why this Washington state winery quickly earned a reputation as a producer of world-class luxury wines. These three new 2021 releases are ready to join their other sophisticated wines on the international stage. Trothe Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Limited Grenache are all stunning, exceptional wines from the Horse Heaven Hills. They are dream wines from what we called the  “dream team” back in 2021: Jeff Andrews, innovative managing partner of the winery and Andrews Family Vineyards; acclaimed winemaker Ray McKee; and extraordinary vineyards manager Todd Chapman. Put on your seat belts. These three wines are exhilarating,

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Sagebreaker Red BlendsSagebreaker is a new wine venture from the impressive Trothe dream team at Andrews Family Vineyards in Washington state’s Horse Heaven Hills. When we visited the vineyards last summer, Proprietor Jeff Andrews previewed the new brand: “Inspired by our origin story, these wines are crafted from ground that our great-grandfather, George Smith, broke from sagebrush over 80 years ago.” Jeff kindly shared Sagebreaker’s delicious Bordeaux and Rhône blends with us this month. They will be available in the spring to the Sagebreaker allocation list.

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Andrews Family Vineyards

Todd Chapman, Jeff Andrews, and Ray McKee at Andrews Family VIneyardsTwo weeks ago, we visited with the dream team at the beautiful Trothe facilities at Andrews Family Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills in Washington state. While we tasted their recent vintages, I told Jeff Andrews – innovative managing partner of the winery and Andrews Family Vineyards – that I’ve run out of superlatives to describe their wines. Previous words I’ve used after tasting three vintages: world-class luxury wines, magic, opulent, stunning, magnificent, exceptional, elegant, impressive, classy, remarkable, incredible and amazing. So Jeff helped me out. He called them “sophisticated wines with finesse.” We agree. Read on to learn about our visit with Jeff, acclaimed winemaker Ray McKee, and extraordinary vineyards manager Todd Chapman. Continue reading

Trothe Syrah

Trothe Syrah 2020Trothe quickly built a reputation as a producer of world-class luxury wines. And the dream team at Trothe has done it again! The just-released Trothe Syrah 2020 is ready to join other exquisite Trothe wines on the world stage. It is impressive – classy, structured, complex and elegant, more like an old-world Syrah. This reflects how Trothe proprietor and fourth-generation farmer Jeff Andrews and talented winemaker Ray McKee worked closely on their Horse Heaven Hills vineyards with renowned French winemakers Philippe Cambie (a Rhône legend) and Michel Gassier.

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