Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (375ML half-bottle) 2016
For the perfect match, start with a finer cut of beef and flavor with thyme, black pepper or rosemary. Mushrooms make an excellent side dish. For something unexpected and delightful, pair this wine with rare Ahi tuna in a peppercorn crust.
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 4% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
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With its fresh-herb notes and lively acidity, this Napa cabernet sauvignon has a light and fresh style that makes it very food-friendly. The red-fruit and delicate, herbal character give this plenty of appeal. With more concentration, it would rate even higher. Drink or hold.
From the producer’s estate and combined with small amounts of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this is an Old World-style, graceful expression of relatively cool-climate Cab, leathery and tight in tannin structure. Plum, cherry and fresh acidity give it a lift of fruitiness around dots of dried herb.
One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.