Trefethen estate vineyards are located in the Oak Knoll
District of Napa Valley, at the cooler, southern end
of the valley. Because
Merlot flourishes in relatively cool growing regions
with moist soils, itís extremely
well-suited to this site.
one of Napa's few remaining family wine estates,
Trefethen has never purchased
a single outside grape. They also were
among the first to earn recognition as certified Napa
Green, due in large part to their sustainable farming
9% Cabernet Sauvignon blended in, the wine
spends 17 months in 95% French & 5%
American oak. Rich, savory
aromas of cherry, bay
leaf, cedar, leather
The weighted mid-palate brings lush flavors of ripe
raspberry, smokey molasses, and a hint of
pepper. Rich and layered, this is a balanced wine that
will continue to develop.
with duck, barbecued chicken, cherry-glazed pork tenderloin,
beef and lamb dishes, tomato-based pastas, or black
olive and mushroom pizza.