One of the fore fathers of Napa Valley and an icon in California wine making is Bob Trinchero...son of Mario Trinchero who founded The Trinchero winery in 1947. Bob is responsible for some of the most innovative wines in Napa history. They brought to me two of their mainstays in the family estates line, the 2011 Trinchero Merlot and the 2011 Trinchero Meritage. Both substantial reductions from the internet price. Trinchero family sound familiar? It is no wonder...they are responsible for some of the great wines out of Napa Valley and are the family founders of Sutter Home Winery. This is one true historical California winemaking family.