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Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll 2006

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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 si

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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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Member Reviews for Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll

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Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
09/09/2010

Sweet and fruity, rich nose. Nice berry (plums and cherry) flavors with some fig notes. Good tannins on the finish with a coffee and menthol lingering note.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
05/09/2010

Sweet nose of coffee and tobacco under a fruit forward wave of aroma. Firm tannins and flavors of black fruit and ripe plum. Great fruit on this cab and it's very approachable now. - Tasted at winery 4/22/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
05/09/2010

Black cherry, black plum, fig and other black fruits. Heavy and densely concentrated palate with grippy tannins and a slightly peppery finish. Laced throughout with chocolate. It should continue to improve even more with some age. - Tasted at winery 4/22/10


Snooth User: mcattanach
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3.50 5
01/13/2011

recently opened and enjoyed, earlier than I might have, noticing the cork had gone bad and ejected some wine. The wine still had good punch through solid tannin, a hint of oak and some plum and apple notes. Decanted and the second glass was fully opened. great buy, would pick-up again!


Snooth User: melanieelaj
81260141
4.00 5
04/03/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Aromas of coffee and black cherry with hints of bay leaf carry through onto the palate lengthening the flavor profile. firm tannins build alongside flavors of ripe plum fruit and walnut in this classic Napa Cabernet. - Winery ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2010

Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District 2006 750ML


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/20/2010

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, resulting in wine with deep ruby color and heady aromas of plums, blackberries, and forest-floor spice.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

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 si


External Review
09/23/2011

Aromas of coffee and black cherry with hints of bay leaf carry through onto the palate lengthening the flavor profile. firm tannins build alongside flavors of ripe plum fruit and walnut in this classic Napa Cabernet.



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