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Trefethen Family Vineyards

Trefethen Family Vineyard's winery is housed in an historic nineteenth century building

Profile: The Trefethen family got involved with the Napa Valley wine industry in the late 1960s by acquiring a nineteenth-century wine estate designed with a gravity flow system. At the time, no one had founded a successful winery in Napa since before Prohibition. But the Trefethens prospered and are now known for the quality of their Chardonnays and Cabernets.

Trefethen Family Vineyards wine label

2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal/Style: Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA
Vintage: 2008
Winemaker: Zeke Neeley
Rating: 15.5/20
Retail Price: $100

Tasting Notes: A big wine for serious Cab lovers, the 2008 Reserve Cabernet is a rich, inky- colored wine. On the nose it offers black currant, black cherry and spice. Full bodied, its fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry intermingle with toasted oak, exotic spices and just a hint of coffee. Well-structured with a backbone of fine-grained tannins, the wine lingers impressively long with a dark fruit finish. The kind of wine that drinks like a meal, it would be best suited for pairing with simple but hearty foods. Serve with simply seasoned filet mignon, roasted leg of lamb or perhaps a duck cassoulet. (Date tasted 04/12/12)

Wine of the Week April 16, 2012:
2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Also see our Tasting Notes for other Trefethen wines:
2001 Double T Red Wine
2001 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
2002 Cabernet Sauvignon
2002 Merlot
2004 Chardonnay
2005 Dry Riesling
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Merlot
2010 Chardonnay
2010 Dragon's Tooth

1160 Oak Knoll Ave.
Napa, CA 94558

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