Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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This 2010 Napa Valley Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits luxurious flavors of blackberry, black cherry and chocolate with a hint of spice. The tannins are ripe and velvety, leading to a richly textured palate. The long persistent length finishes with rich concentration of blackberry and toasted oak.

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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
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External Reviews for Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/05/2014

Far superior is their flagship offering for Bordeaux varietal blends, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Cinq Cepages, which is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. It possesses a deep ruby/purple color along with notes of cranberry sauce, black cherries, black currants, dusty, loamy soil, unsmoked cigar tobacco and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied and rich with light tannins as well as a textured mouthfeel, there are 7,000 cases of this beauty that can be enjoyed over the next 10–12 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

Dark as night the opaque purple hue lures you into a nose of dark berry cured meat roasted herbs and graphite. Serious nose for a value-driven wine! Textbook Rhone-esque mouthfeel with a waft of mint and eucalyptus. Plenty of stuffing here - with layer upon layer of blackberry spicy cassis and cracked black pepper. On the back end there s a kiss of toasty oak infused with thyme and black olives. Bring on the grilled steak! Great QPR - this is the perfect red for entertaining. Neil Mechanic.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/22/2014

This is a big, full-bodied wine. It's massive in blackberries, plums and currants, with some dried herb notes along with lots of sweet oak. The tannins are very strong, and the finish is astringent. It's clearly well-grown, but tough. Age it for up to five years, but it doesn't have the richness for the long haul. - S.H.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/05/2014

The 2010 Cinq Cépages is a stunning color in the glass, deep ruby with a subtle violet colored rim. Layered aromas are vivid; black plum, blackberry compote, clove spice, tanned leather and a hint of fresh tobacco leaf. Secondary aromas of raspberry and spiced cherry mingle with notes of violet and pomegranate. The aromas lead to an incredibly juicy palate with flavors of blueberry, cherry and blackberry. Nuanced flavors of espresso and a distinct mocha component add to the complexity. The full-bodied wine has smooth, silky tannins that offer solid structure but do not overwhelm. The wine is plush and approachable yet complex and appealing in the glass. In signature Cinq Cépages form, this wine combines the strength of the diverse Sonoma County region to create a well-balanced, complex and powerful wine.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

This has stunning black tea warm ganache and roasted alder aromas giving way to a very lush yet defined core of braised fig blackberry cobbler and pastis-soaked plum fruit. The long dark finish is muscular but polished and caressing. Best from 2014 through 2022. 450 cases made. JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/10/2014

Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, this blend has rich, pleasant cherry, currant and mocha flavors, enhanced with sweet toasty oak. A soft, luscious wine with a lot of popular appeal, it’s drinking beautifully now.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

This is a big, full-bodied wine. Its massive in blackberries, plums and currants, with some dried herb notes along with lots of sweet oak. The tannins are very strong, and the finish is astringent. Its clearly well-grown, but tough. Age it for up to five years, but it doesnt have the richness for the long haul. - S.H. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 88 Points


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This 2010 Napa Valley Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits luxurious flavors of blackberry, black cherry and chocolate with a hint of spice. The tannins are ripe and velvety, leading to a richly textured palate. The long persistent length finishes with rich concentration of blackberry and toasted oak.

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