Wine writer and longtime wine competition director Rich Hill called this newest release “a classic Napa wine that again shows Trefethen’s mastery with Cabernet.” That much is clear. For the past three years(!), the Trefethen Cabernet took home ‘Best in Class’ honors at the Decanter Wine Awards.
Of course, with that kind of success, and with rising costs, their price has gone up slightly. Even so, anybody else who has seen four consecutive vintages of 96+ point scores would have their Napa Cab into the $$$. Not so at Trefethen, where it’s still under $50/bottle today and we have a special deal.
They’re a husband-and-wife operation—Janet & John Trefethen have been at it in Oak Knoll since 1973 when they restored the original Trefethen winery that was established in 1886. This isn’t some fluke winery winning ‘Best in Show’ awards. Trefethen is iconic in the Napa Valley as one of the largest estate wineries as well as the only wooden gravity-flow winery in the entire region.
The wines that come from this unique wooden gravity-flow winery are truly special. They’re full-bodied, fresh, and incredibly expressive, yet perfectly integrated and balanced, no doubt the result of a winemaking facility unlike any other and a team of winemakers that know exactly how to handle each vintage.
96 Points Double Gold, Sommelier’s Choice Awards 2023
Powerful and youthful Napa Valley Cabernet. Black fruit notes with blackberries and black cherries. Potential for further ageing. Well integrated tannins. Well balanced wine, can be paired with rib eye or even steak.