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The Cow girl & The Pilot, Merlot , Trefethen Family Vineyards 2017

Trefethen Estate

We're very lucky to have this wine, exclusive to us in the UK. A tribute to Janet and John Trefethen, this outstanding Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend is just stunning.

The story behind thwe wine is as follows...

In 1973, in a quiet agricultural valley north of San Francisco, a young Navy veteran and a former California rodeo queen fell in love over a bottle of wine. Their love blossomed and while she kept riding and he kept flying, together they built a winery and a family, helping to shape the Napa Valley and the American fine wine industry along the way. Crafted from the finest lots of Merlot from our estate vineyards, this wine is our tribute to them, Napa pioneers: Janet and John Trefethen.

James suckling - 93pts 

Production Area 
Main Ranch of the Trefethen estate vineyards, located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.

90% Merlot 10% Cabernet Franc

This Merlot opens with aromas of dark fruits and delicate floral notes. Flavors of dark cherry and plum fill the mouth, joined by undertones of cassis and cocoa. The elegant tannin structure lends weight and supports a lengthy finish.

Food Pairings
Roasted or BBQ red meats, stews or served with blue and aged cheeses. 

Product Details

ABV:  14.5%
Serving emp  16-18 ° C. 








James Suckling

“An attractive merlot with green-olive, hazelnut, plum and coffee-bean aromas and flavors. It’s full-to medium-bodied with a firm texture and a savory finish.” – January 2021

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