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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2012 Malbec

Vintage

  • 2012

Varietal

  • 100% Malbec

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • October 1-9

Oak

  • 18 months in 12% French
    44% American
    44% Hungarian

Alcohol

  • 14.5%

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The Vintage

A classic vintage for the Napa Valley, the 2012 growing season was characterized by warm days and cool nights. In our vineyards in the Oak Knoll District, a dry and warm spring provided the vines with a strong start and the summer was generally mild with most days getting up into the 80’s and many nights as low as the 40’s. The early start to the season was tempered by a slightly cooler than average autumn resulting in typical harvest dates for all varieties–and grapes and wines of exceptional quality.

The Wine

With proper vineyard site selection, excellent soil and top-notch winemaking, our Estate Malbec illustrates how exceptional this variety can be on its own. The wine starts with plum and dark fruit aromatics that are followed by ripe red fruits and cherry on the palate. Fine tannins and toasted spice headline the finish.

Food Affinities

Malbec is great with leaner red meats and pork. The wine shines with blue cheese and rustic flavors of mushrooms and cumin spice.

Vintages 2012 2011


Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards