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Trefethen Library Selection Cabernet Napa California Usa 2002

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"This Grenache (80%)/ Syrah (20%) blend is inspired by the wines ofChateauneuf du Pape. The wine was made by cofermenting the twovarietals (100% from Alder Ridge Vineyard) then barrel aging forsixteen months. The bouquet is of strawberries, blueberries, lavender,pepper and warm summer earth. The rich, warm, full-bodied palate offerslively strawberry flavors with notes of spices, coffee, plums andearth." Winery Notes $25Bronze Medal - Northwest Wine Summit"Hasreal pizzazz, with juicy plum and berry flavors mixed with hints of tarand a sappiness, finishing with sweetness and silkiness, lingeringwell. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2008. 150 cases made." Score: 89The Wine Spectator, 2005 (Web)

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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

Member Reviews for Trefethen Library Selection Cabernet Napa California Usa

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Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

($35) light tannins rasberry, chocolate truffle


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
4.00 5
03/04/2009

Dark concentrated fruit, mint, cedar. Nice balance, accessible. Dependable and a good value


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
03/04/2009

bad bottle


Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

Pretty medium ruby color. Thwe nose is all about casis and blackberry with some anise. Quite intense. The palate reveals beautiful pure cabernet qualities of currant, sweet dark fruits, wonderful slight cocoa, and tar. There is a very intense oak quality but this has the fruit to carry it. If I have any complaint its the somewhat high acid level, but its negligable. This is a very elegant intense bottle of wine. A superb finish brings it all home. This was a wonderful deal at $37.00 from Winestilsoldout.com.


Snooth User: enochchoi
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5.00 5
06/12/2007

san chang gave this to me for my 37th bday... how long ya think i can keep it around? ;) honestly can't say i like it a ton better than their cab but it has a softer smoother touch.


Snooth User: cascinon2
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0.00 5
10/27/2010

Tried the 2006 of this as well. Does not even compare. love, love, LOVE this wine.


Snooth User: oneman78
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5.00 5
02/12/2008

I was surprised by this wine. I didn't expect much, but it was very smooth and full-bodied. highly recomended.


External Reviews for Trefethen Library Selection Cabernet Napa California Usa

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01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewThe 2002 Cinq Cepages is impressive. It boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of cedar, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, and smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied, authoritatively flavored, elegant and impressively long with a velvety texture, it is already delicious and evolved but should drink well for at least another 12-14 years.Wine Tasting NotesEngaging and seductive, the 2002 vintage delivers the signature aromas we look for on Cinq Cepages chocolate covered cherries and hints of mocha. Deep, dense and beautifully balanced, a medium-bodied entry fills the mouth with black plums, hibiscus notes and an exotic floral note that wrap around big, juicy tannins. Highly extracted and perfectly balanced, this wine delivers cedar and sweet roasted oak notes throughout a lingering finish.


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09/22/2010

The 2002 Cinq Cepages is impressive. It boasts a deep ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of cedar, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice, and smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied, authoritatively flavored, elegant and impressively long with a velvety t... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 St Jean, Chateau Cinq Cepages 750ml



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"This Grenache (80%)/ Syrah (20%) blend is inspired by the wines ofChateauneuf du Pape. The wine was made by cofermenting the twovarietals (100% from Alder Ridge Vineyard) then barrel aging forsixteen months. The bouquet is of strawberries, blueberries, lavender,pepper and warm summer earth. The rich, warm, full-bodied palate offerslively strawberry flavors with notes of spices, coffee, plums andearth." Winery Notes $25Bronze Medal - Northwest Wine Summit"Hasreal pizzazz, with juicy plum and berry flavors mixed with hints of tarand a sappiness, finishing with sweetness and silkiness, lingeringwell. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2008. 150 cases made." Score: 89The Wine Spectator, 2005 (Web)

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