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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2006 HaLo

Our flagship wine, HaLo is named for our children, Hailey and Loren, who grew up in the middle of our Hillspring Vineyard in the Mayacamas foothills of western Napa Valley, the source of this extraordinary red wine. The vineyard’s rocky, shallow soils, coupled with a climate protected from fog and wind, make Hillspring the perfect spot to grow exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon.


  • 2006


  • 92% Cabernet Sauvignon
    5% Petit Verdot
    3% Malbec


  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Hillspring


  • September 27 - October 9


  • 28 months in French Oak


  • 14.8%


  • March 2009

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The Vintage

One of the longest growing seasons in our 40 years in Napa Valley began with a New Year’s flood and continued with an unusually cool, wet spring, then segued into a very mild summer punctuated by a record July heat wave. August and September were ideal with morning fog, mild afternoons and cool, crisp evenings, while October was dominated by unseasonably cool weather which slowed ripening, elongated the harvest and tried our patience!

The Wine

To taste HaLo is to appreciate its heritage, its surroundings. Aromas of blackberries and bay leaves, like those that grow along the spring-fed creek that flows through our Hillspring property, flow too through HaLo. The oak forests that surround the vineyards on the hillsides perfume the ground with their litter, and that enchanting aroma is echoed in HaLo as well. Finally, subtle notes of tobacco, smoke, and earth dance in the background, deriving from the soil itself.
This 2006 vintage is remarkable; the long growing season developed wonderful Cabernet character that is reflected in the abundant flavors of blackberry, black cherry, cassis, juicy plum and dark chocolate. The tannins are ripe and refined, holding great promise for decades of cellar age.

Food Affinities

HaLo should be reserved for the finest cuts of full-flavored beef, lamb, and game.


96 POINTS vintage 2006
“From the very first sniff, this wonderfully well-composed wine conveys enormous depth and complexity, and it shows layers of lovely oak, sweet briar and the classic loamy traits of Napa Cabernet...”
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
July 2012

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards