The 2017 Trinite Estate Acaibo is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 12% Merlot. It has a medium to deep ruby-purple color and very pretty, youthful nose of violet, warm black cherry compote, black plum, red cherry, redcurrant and aniseed with a streak of iron/graphite and an understated frame of new oak. Medium to full-bodied, it’s very lushly fruited in the mouth, giving up red fruit sparks and oodles of mineral nuance, with firm, chewy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long. This needs more time in bottle.
- Erin Brooks (2019)