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
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.
Four and a half glasses
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
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