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Merlot 2016, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14.2% vol, 75cl

Merlot 2016, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, 14.2% vol, 75cl

Availability: In stock

SKU : USR11

£36.00

Eugene Trefethen and his wife Catherine purchased 600 acres in 1968 to create Trefethen Vineyards. At the time, there were fewer than 20 wineries in the Napa Valley which put the Trefethens in a small group of wine families dedicated to a vision of crafting world class wines from Napa Valley. Their first wine was released in 1973 and at the 1979 Gault Millau World Wine Olympics, their 1976 Chardonnay won “Best Chardonnay in the World”.

 

Rich fruit, crafted in an elegant, age-worthy manner are the hallmarks of the Trefethen style.  The third generation is now active with Loren and Hailey poised to put their generation’s stamp on the Trefethen motto of ‘One Family, One Estate, One Passion.’

 

86% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon & 5% Malbec from the Estate’s Main Ranch vineyard.

 

 

A very dark appearance, almost opaque, with a purple rim. The nose has lots of dark fruit aromas – plums and blueberries – with a touch of cedar and smoke. On the palate, the wine is well structured with flavours of blackberry and plum, with a hint of dark chocolate, leather and cloves. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with velvety soft tannins that continue through to the long finish.

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