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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
Trefethen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Trefethen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
(search item no. 26697)

PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $63.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Wine: Visually, a robe of rich ruby leads to aromas of chocolate, berry fruit and smoky oak. On the palate, flavors of cedar, black fruit and tobacco glide to a silky long lasting, rich fruit and oak finish. This is a wine to savor.

The Matches: An indulgent partner to the finest beef, lamb or game is found in this opulent Cabernet Sauvignon. The addition of thyme, full–flavored mushrooms, caramelized onions or peppercorns to the entrée creates a perfect harmony with this wine.

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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.