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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2009 Cutting Horse Vineyard Red Wine

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!


  • 2009


  • Cabernet Sauvignon
    Cabernet Franc
    Petit Verdot


  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch


  • September 11-November 5


  • 12 months in 87% French
    9% American
    4% Hungarian Oak


  • 13.5%

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The Vintage

2009 was an excellent, even-keeled vintage in Napa Valley. Consistently mild weather throughout the growing and harvest seasons resulted in stress-free vines, long grape hang times, and fruit with finely developed flavors at lower-than-normal sugar levels.

Vintages  2009 2008 2007

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards