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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 89910)

PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Composition: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

Trefethen's primary estate vineyard is located in the heart of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in the northwest quadrant of the vineyard, where the gravelly soils warm quickly in the spring, ensuring the fruit ripens fully while retaining its characteristic bright, complex character.

Complex, luxurious nose of ripe dark berry, plum and cassis fruit with complementary scents of clove, nutmeg and star anise. On the lushly textured palate, the wine's fresh, rich, concentrated, raspberry jam flavors are enriched by a savory oak tone that frames the long, fruitful finish.

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About Trefethen Vineyards:

Built in 1886, John and Janet Trefethen began restoring what is today the Trefethen winery in 1973. A national historic landmark and the only wooden gravity-flow winery in the Napa Valley, Trefethen is also one of Napa's largest estate wineries, with its 600 acres of vineyards surrounding the winery. The Trefethen family creates Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Riesling as well as limited quantities of Library Selection Chardonnay, Library Selection Cabernet Sauvignon and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.