+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Trefethen Halo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Member Review by Atlas308:

Wow! Beautiful aromas of dark berries in a cigar box. The tannins hit your mouth and seem to overwhelm your palate. Blackberry and cassis dance with notes of cedar and dark cocoa. Your mouth sings as the finish seems to go on and on....

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
4.38 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

Member Reviews for Trefethen Halo Cabernet Sauvignon

Add your review
Snooth User: Atlas308
7086343
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 05/06/2008

Wow! Beautiful aromas of dark berries in a cigar box. The tannins hit your mouth and seem to overwhelm your palate. Blackberry and cassis dance with notes of cedar and dark cocoa. Your mouth sings as the finish seems to go on and on....


Snooth User: Michael J M
30050827
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 11/14/2009

Rich, full bodied, smooth taste which paired well with out pork medallions. The best Cab I have ever drank!


Snooth User: Cazzie33
3771053
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 02/07/2010

An awesome blend with a smooth front end and blended big tannins in the back. Great for a wide variety of wine folk; obviously cab lovers but zin and merlot folk with enjoy the smooth lead in. We had this at Thanksgiving with ham, turkey and pork. Won over everyone at table.


Snooth User: dpj222
46689642
5.00 5
Vintage: 2002 04/28/2010

Five glasses



Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists







Snooth Media Network