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Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

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2008 vintage red Wine by Trefethen from California, USA

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Trefethen Vineyards & Winery:
Constructed in 1886 by a Scottish sea captain, Hamden McIntyre, our winery was originally known as Eshcol. McIntyre designed it as a gravity-flow system: a horse-drawn winch brought grapes to the third floor of the three-story structure for crushing; gravity carried the juice to the second floor for fermenting; and, eventually, the wine descended to the first floor for aging. Eshcol was amon... Read more
Constructed in 1886 by a Scottish sea captain, Hamden McIntyre, our winery was originally known as Eshcol. McIntyre designed it as a gravity-flow system: a horse-drawn winch brought grapes to the third floor of the three-story structure for crushing; gravity carried the juice to the second floor for fermenting; and, eventually, the wine descended to the first floor for aging. Eshcol was among a number of wineries McIntyre designed during this period; the others were Greystone (now The Culinary Institute of America), Far Niente and Inglenook. During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Napa Valley was a thriving viticultural community with nearly 140 wineries. However, in the late 1890s, phylloxera, a root louse that destroys grapevines, brought wine production in Napa to a crashing halt. Growers soon recovered with re-planted vines, but in 1920, Prohibition arrived, driving a stake through the heart of the wine business. The old Eshcol facility survived by making sacramental wines, but by 1940 was dormant. When the Trefethen family purchased the property in 1968, the winery had fallen into serious disrepair. John and Janet committed themselves to restoring the building to its former glory. They carefully researched the winery’s past and worked for years to restore it. Aside from replacing the dirt floor on the first level with concrete, they made no significant structural changes. The Trefethens’ restoration efforts were recognized in 1988 by the Department of the Interior, which placed the winery on the National Register of Historic Places as the only 19th-century, wooden, gravity-flow winery surviving in Napa County. Today, Trefethen boasts a state-of-the-art fermentation facility and 13,000 square foot barrel cellar, but the McIntyre Building remains integral to the winery’s operations. The first floor is still used to age wine and also houses the winery’s Estate Tasting Room and Wine Library. The second floor, which displays the Eshcol winery’s original de-stemmer/crusher, is a barrel-aging cellar for the winery’s Bordeaux variety red wines. Read less

External Reviews for Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon

11/20/2013

Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. Here is a mid-sized Chardonnay with clean and direct appley and lightly citrusy fruit tones filled out nicely by a distinctly caramelly, roasted vanilla bean note that lends just the right touch of richness to its aromatic beginnings and enhances an equally likeable and somewhat rounded, decently energetic set of flavors in the mouth. The search for the good $12 Chardonnay must include this oh-so-priceworthy bottling.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/20/2012

Cinq C pages is the flagship wine of Chateau St. Jean. Each year, Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren selects fruit from the finest Bordeaux variety vineyards to craft a wine that showcases the best of Sonoma County.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
09/07/2011

Dichtes, dunkles Rot. Beerig, fruchtig in der Nase.


External Review
03/29/2010

Nero d´Avola Sicilia IGT - 2007/2008 - Sallier de La Tour: Nero d´Avola - 2007/2008 - Rotwein von Sallier de La TourIm Glas funkelt der Nero d´Avola Sicilia IGT intensiv rubinrot. Aromen von roten Früchten, Kirsche und Pflaume verschmelzen mit einer eleganten Vanillenote. Am Gaumen präsentieren sich mittelkräftige Tannine und eine trockene gute Struktur.Die Trauben für diesen edlen Rotwein werden mit großer Passion von Sallier de La Tour vinifiziert. Eine Ertragsreduzierung führt zur hohen Konzentration und Qualität des Lesegutes. Zudem erfolgt der Ausbau in Stahltanks und in Holzfässern, so bleiben einerseits die frischen und fruchtigen Aromen erhalten und durch das Holz erhält der Wein seine Würze und Eleganz.Weingut: Sallier de La TourLand: ItalienRegion: Sizilien IGT - Landgut von Pernice - Monreale, PalermoRebsorte: Nero d´AvolaInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.% Säuregehalt: 6,2 g/lRestzucker: 2,9 g/lFassreife: Eichenholzfässer (Allier und Tronçais) für 12 Monate Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Nero d Avola


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/21/2012

Undurchlässiges Purpur mit violetten Reflexen. Backpflaumen und reife Brombeeren in der konzentrierten Nase, viel schwarze und blaue Frucht, dezente Nussschokolade dahinter. Crèmig-weicher Auftakt mit runden Tanninen und verführerischer Extraktsüsse, reife Kirschen und Zwetschgenlikör in der aufwärmenden Mitte, perfekte Balance zwischen desserthafter Tempranillo-Frucht und würziger Ribera-Mineralik, viel Schmelz bis ins schokoladige Finale. Ein echter Sonntagswein aus dem legendären Hause Torremilanos.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/12/2011

Das Bukett enthält überwiegend rote Fruchtnoten, vermischt mit Anklängen nach Vanille und Röstaromen. Im Geschmack frisch, lieblich, gut strukturiert mit einem lang anhaltenden Abgang.


External Review
09/26/2013

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Fragrant aromas of apple blossom, peach and hints of lychee begin the nose of this light and refreshing Gewurztraminer.

2008 vintage red Wine by Trefethen from California, USA

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 4.10 g/l grams per liter

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