Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll 2008
92 points The Tasting Panel: Lush with ripe plum and cassis fruit, with minerals, soft spices and good acid structure; supple, elegant, and charming with restrained style. (Oct 2011) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: Very ripe and deeply extracted in concentrated blackberry fruit, with a rich overlay of oak and the fine acidity and tannins that characterize a well made Napa Valley Cabernet... a remarkable wine... Cellar until after 2015. (12/15/11)
On the nose, black current, bing cherry, and hints of forest floor and just the slightest tinge of menthol. On the palate, medium-full bodied mix of dark fruits, white pepper, tar, cigar box, leather and hint of vanilla. Nice long, smokey finish, slightly peppery. Tannins still a bit firm - look forward to trying this with a few more years behind it.