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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

  • 2010

Varietal

  • 93% Cabernet Sauvignon
    5% Petit Verdot
    2% Malbec

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 74% Hillspring
    26% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • September 3-October 20

100% New Oak

  • 20 months in 85% French Oak
    10% Hungarian
    10% American

Alcohol

  • 14.8%

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The Vintage

The vines got off to a slow start as April and May were both cooler and wetter than average. The cool trend continued into the mild summer and a full growing season that was our coolest since 1978. The exception was one notable heat spell in late August, when temperatures soared to over 111° F! Fortunately, September and October brought enough warm days to provide a beautiful finish to the growing season, allowing us to complete harvest a full week earlier than in 2009.

The Wine

This elegant hand-crafted wine has a very pretty nose with a nice pairing of fruit and spice. The wine gracefully dances on the palate and exudes flavors of black plum, cherry, cinnamon, blackberry with hints of licorice and nutmeg. The full-mouth tannins are soft with very nice length. During its youth, the wine will benefit from decanting before serving.

Food Affinities

Enjoy with prime rib, stuffed lamb shoulder or beef medallions accompanied with truffle sauce or onion jus.

Accolades

90 POINTS (v. 2010)
Linda Murphy, Decanter, February 2014

93 POINTS (v. 2009)
Wine Enthusiast, March 2013

90 POINTS (v. 2009)
The Wine Advocate, December 2012

92 POINTS (v. 2008)
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine

5 STARS (v. 2008)
Ronn Wiegand, Restaurant Wine

99 POINTS ~ Cellar Selection (v. 2005)
“This is nearly perfect....monumental wine whose sheer power is matched only by its grace and refinement...” 
Wine Enthusiast

Best Red Bordeaux Varietal in North America  (v. 2002)
“Powerful, classy oak nose. Rich, plump, full-bodied, powerful and concentrated. Imposing, spicy, long and seductive. Classic.” 
2007 Decanter World Wine Awards

Vintages  2011  2010 2009 2008 2007 2006


Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards