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Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll 2003
Our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted in the northwestern quadrant of our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, in gravelly soils that warm quickly in the spring. This warmer site, combined with limited yields, produces Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with bright, complex flavors. The wine we craft from these superior grapes boasts a vibrant, deep ruby/purple color and heady aromas of plums, blackberries, violets, vanilla and forest-floor spice. The palate is smooth, expansive and harmonious, with rich, deep flavors and a long, opulent finish. This luxurious red is delicious with Beef Wellington, rack of lamb and game, especially dishes incorporating thyme, peppercorns and caramelized onions.More Info...
Editorial Reviews for Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll
Aged for 2 years in barrique, 75% new, followed by 2 years in bottle Slightly jammy on the nose, but exhibiting a chalky dryness as well with notes of roast meat and dried medicinal roots. With air this gains some focus with a touch of celery and hints of rosewood and quinine. The fruit remains pretty jammy and black with refreshing notes of mint and minerals offering some relief from the darkness. In the mouth this is rich and chewy with solid acids and a fairly tannic profile. It’s got plenty of fruit to buffer the tannins and gains a bit of a peppery tone from the wood that works well with the wine’s innate sweetness. The finish is moderately long with notes of burnished cherry and bitter melon rind that are highlighted by a touch of raspy mouthgrab. This is definitely a frontloaded wine and may reveal better length in time but is not among the finest I Sodis. 89pts
The nose here is a bit gentle with sweet roasted fruit and subtle soft spices. The palate follows through with a soft, feathery appeal that highlights the roasted strawberry and black plum fruits. The finish gains a touch of wood spice and soil tones but this remains remarkable elegant Pinot that more winemakers should be emulating. 92pts
A very nice cab -- big and fruity on the nose with a spicy mouthfeel.
Napa Cab Baby! Dark red fruits, oak, earth, minerality and fennel! A fantastic wine for the money - very well priced.
Bright red cherry and chocolate nose, leading to a white pepper and bitter cherry mouth. Lots of bramble character, tending towards a gaminess.
Scored - 87
External Reviews for Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll
Smooth and complex, with 78% Cab Sauvignon contributing the firm tannic backbone that gives this such excellent structure. The other four Bordeaux varieties are here as well. The flavors are so interesting: black cherries, blackberry jam, plum sauce,... Wine Enthusiast. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 St Jean, Chateau Cinq Cepages 375ml
Amazingly supple graceful and focused balancing raspberry blackberry plum and spicy smoky elements into a seamless whole all wrapped in fine tannins and lingering on the finish beautifully. 94 points Wine Spectator. Aromatic wild nose of game and dark berries. Initially rather ungiving but then vibrant and juicy in the mouth with fresh black raspberry and tangy pepper notes. Finishes strong with good length and solid grip. 90 points Stephen Tanzer
The dark ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous (60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 10% Vaccarese, with everything but the Mourvedre aged in tank the Mourvedre is put in small barrels) has a big, sweet, heady nose tha... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2003 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous 750ml
...Aromatic, wild nose of game and dark berries. Initially rather ungiving, but then vibrant and juicy in the mouth, with fresh black raspberry and tangy pepper notes. Finishes strong, with good length and solid grip... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2003 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace 750ml
Subtle and graceful. Remarkably generous with its many layers of flavor, offering currant, raspberry, cherry, violet and mineral notes that keep echoing as the finish sails on and on. Tannins are present but should polish up with time in the cellar..... Wine Spectator. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2003 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard 750ml
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