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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2002 Library Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Library Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of grapes from hillside and valley floor sections of our two southern Napa Valley estate vineyards. Planted in very dry, rocky soils, the hillside vines yield wines with intense, spicy fruit aromas and flavors, while the valley floor vines, in richer, alluvial soils, produce wines with bright fruit and a velvety texture.


  • 2002


  • 86% Cabernet Sauvignon
    12% Merlot
    1% Malbec
    1% Petit Verdot


  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch


  • September 12th – October 15th


  • 17 months in French and American Oak


  • 14.1% by volume


  • May 2004

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The Vintage

The growing season was a wild ride of heat spikes, followed by cool temperatures and fluctuations, which peaked dramatically at several times during the critical grape maturation period. Grape sugars shot up at phenomenal speed as harvest neared. The temperatures eventually leveled-off and a welcome balance of acid and sugar was achieved in time for picking.

The Wine

Rich and luscious on the nose with aromas of roasted chiles, black cherry, and a hint of rosemary. A velvety texture on the mouth with cherries, black currant, and dried cherry cassis and a complexity that you only get from bottle age. A very pretty wine.

Food Affinities

The wine Beef Wellington’s mother dreamed of for her son! Bold yet impeccably bred, it brings out the best in beef ribeyes, rack of lamb, game and meaty fishes. Thyme, peppercorns and caramelized onions are wonderful, complimentary flavors.

Vintages  2004 2002
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards