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HaLo, Trefethen Family Vineyards Reserve Wine 2016/17

Trefethen Estate

We are very lucky to be stocking this very limited wine, to our knowledge these are the only 6 bottles of this very special wine from Trefethen's in the UK. Offerd in. Singles or discounted for a case of 3 which is presented in a dated and branded wooden case. 

If you are familiar with Trefethen's Cabernet Sauvignon or any of their wines, then you understand the quality and the passion that is bottled in their wine. What Trefethen have done with Halo is made a very special 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon / Petit Verdot blend that has been recognised with some outstanding scores and reviews.

HāLo is named for Trefethen’s 3rd generation, Hailey and Lorenzo, who grew up in the middle of our Hillspring Vineyard in the Mayacamas foothills of western Napa Valley, the source of this extraordinary red wine. The vineyard’s rocky, shallow soils, coupled with a climate protected from fog and wind, make Hillspring the perfect spot to grow exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.


The spring was warm and dry, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer but was free of damaging heat spells. September brought a classic Napa Valley autumn with warm days and very cool nights. With the consistent warmth, the harvest began about two weeks early and we had a very busy September. The beautiful growing season resulted in truly exceptional wines—full of ripe flavors, developed in the sunshine, and balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights.

Production area
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, where Trefethen brought in grapes from each block as they reached ideal ripeness and have produced wines of truly exceptional quality

94% Cabernet Sauvignon 6% Petit Verdot

A true expression of our terroir, one can literally taste the flavours of our Hillspring vineyard in every sip of HāLo. Your nose is enchanted with botanical aromas of the oak forest which surrounds the vines as perfumed scents of earth, bay leaf, tobacco, and dark fruit dance in the glass. The palate is rich with great structure and complex flavours of cherry, plum, and a long, spicy finish of black pepper, nutmeg, and thyme. To enjoy every nuance of this sumptuous wine, decant before serving. Further rewards await those who have the patience to cellar a few bottles for future enjoyment. Salud!

Food Pairings
HāLo should be reserved for the finest cuts of full-flavoured beef, lamb, and game. Add a mushroom or reduced wine sauce and your palate will be singing with pleasure. Thyme, black pepper and rosemary are also lovely complements.

Product Details

ABV:  14.8%
Serving emp  16-18 ° C. 






97 POINTS (v. 2013)
Once ageing assuming its accustomed position among the very best Cabernet Sauvignons of the vintage, the latest Trefethen HāLo is a remarkably sophisticated offering of altogether stunning complexity and depth. It is concentrated, it is intense and it is amazingly deep in very pure, curranty fruit, yet it comes with a rare sense of refinement and grace for a wine of its richness and weight, and, if its manifold attractions cannot be ignored, know that it is a very long way from approaching its peak. It is the kind of Cabernet of which collector’s dreams are made, and we would very happily hide a few bottles away for a decade or two.
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
December 2017

95 POINTS (v. 2013)
James Suckling May 2017

97 POINTS (v. 2012 & 2009)
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
December 2016 & 2014

96 POINTS (v. 2010)
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
December 2015

95 POINTS ~ Cellar Selection
(v. 2008 & 2007)
Trefethen has been on a roll the last few years, producing some of Napa’s most spectacular Cabernets.
Wine Enthusiast, February 2014


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