Long-time Sonoma Valley vintner Bruce Cohn announced plans to re-enter the wine business with his new label Trestle Glen Vineyards (TGV) wines, from grapes farmed on his 21-acre Glen Ellen estate, Trestle Glen. The first wines will come from the 2017 vintage and include an award winning cabernet sauvignon followed by a zinfandel next year. The cabernet will be aged to 24 months in 100 percent French oak. The zinfandel will be aged 18 months in French and American oak. This first vintage, a cabernet will be offered exclusively as a futures offering and released in the fall 2019.
Approximately 1500 cases of cab and 250 cases of zin will eventually be produced by Cohn and longtime friend and winemaker Tom Montgomery. Montgomery was Cohn’s winemaker at B.R. Cohn winery. The two of them created some magnificent, high scoring wines over the years. The TGV wines will be available direct to consumers. Trestle Glen Vineyards are 21 acres that are contiguous to Olive Hill vineyards and has the same unique microclimate that OHV and B.R. Cohn Winery enjoys. The estate is farmed sustainably.
The vineyard gets its name from the route of the old –time trains that ran through the Valley in a bygone era bringing tourists and freight. Remnants remain on and near the property.
“I am very excited to be back in the wine business. As I did in the first 42 years in the business, I will focus on only the highest quality wines that can be produced from this estate. With Tom Montgomery directing the winemaking, people can be assured that the results of our combined efforts will be nothing short of world-class wines,” enthused Cohn.