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Cabernet Sauvignon, Trefethen Family Vineyards 2012

Trefethen Estate

Visiting a steakhouse in Vegas, only three wines we like to consider and a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is one, what perfect way to compliment a filet mignon or T-bone. This is a big wine and we love it.

Production area
Planted in gravelly soils in the northwestern quadrant of the stunning Trefethen estate vineyards, Located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. These well drained soils combined with limited yields produce Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with bright and complex flavors.

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 4% Merlot

Vibrant and deep ruby in colour. The nose offers enticing aromas of blackberries, black cherries and currants; while the oak adds clove, cedar and toffee notes. The palate is greeted by fine tannin's and finishes round and silky. Balanced and drinkable now, but also an excellent addition to the collector's cellar.

Food Pairings
Beef is the obvious choice to highlight this luscious Cabernet Sauvignon. Enhance recipes with a touch of oregano, thyme or black pepper. Side dishes or sauces featuring mushrooms will make the wine shine

Product Details

ABV:  14.1%
Serving emp  16-18 ° C. 






Featured in SUNSET MAGAZINE (v. 2012)
Collect a Few Good Reds "Exotic spice, earth and black cherry with elegant tannins."
January 2016

96 POINTS (v. 2012)
"This vintage of Trefethen's estate Cabernet is a stunning example of the winery's prowess over the past four decades. It has everything, and everything is in balance, making it a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon of uncommon harmony."
Robert Whitley Wine Review Online  January 2015

92 POINTS ~ Highly Recommended
(v. 2012)
Decanter  February 2016

92 POINTS ~ Very Highly Recommended
(v. 2012)
California Grapevine  May 2015

PLATINUM ~ 94 POINTS (v. 2012)
Critics Challenge  June 2015

PLATINUM ~ 95 POINTS (v. 2012)
San Diego International Wine Competition
January 2015

91 POINTS (v. 2011)
Anthony Dias Blue The Tasting Panel  June 2014

90 POINTS ~ Highly Recommended (v. 2011)
California Grapevine  July 2014

90 POINTS (v. 2010)
Anthony Dias Blue The Tasting Panel  August 2013

91 POINTS (v. 2009)
Wine Enthusiast  March 2013

90 POINTS (v. 2009)
Decanter  January 2013

97 POINTS (v. 2005)
“A monumental cabernet that succeeds on every level…” Wine Enthusiast

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