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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2008 Cutting Horse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

This limited release wine is a tribute to the sport of Cutting, with a percentage of the sales going to NCHA charities and Colorado State University for equine medical research. According to Janet Trefethen, an avid cutter, “This is a wonderful way to enjoy a great wine and give support to the equestrian community at the same time.”

The Trefethen family is renowned for its Napa Valley Estate Grown Wines. Theirs is a rich agricultural heritage with a passion for winemaking. Nearly everyone in the family is a top-ranked cutter, so it only seems fitting to integrate these two life-long pursuits.

A champion horse is like a champion wine ~
Trefethen Family Vineyards… The Best Bred Wines!

Vintage

  • 2008

Varietal

  • 75% Cabernet Sauvignon
    12% Cabernet Franc
    11% Merlot
    1% Malbec
    1% Petit Verdot

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • September 11-October 29

Oak

  • 11 months in French and American

Alcohol

  • 13.5%


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The Vintage

The growing season in 2008 began with more spring frost events than we have experienced in decades. You could find the crew two out of every three nights during the month of April in the vineyard “frost-protecting”. Rainfall wasn’t as generous as in past years either. However the summer growing season was splendid, followed by a beautiful fall that provided the perfect finish for the vintage.

 
Vintages  2009 2008 2007
 
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