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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Cabernet Sauvignon vines are planted in gravelly soils in the northwestern quadrant of our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. These well drained soils combined with limited yields produce Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with bright and complex flavors.


  • 2014


  • 86% Cabernet Sauvignon
    6% Malbec
    6% Petit Verdot
    2% Merlot

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch


  • September 2-October 14


  • 18 months in 59% French, 31% American, 10% Hungarian


  • 14.1%

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The Vintage

The 2014 vintage was rather exciting. We feel very fortunate to have brought in such fantastic grapes in a year that was marked by severe drought and a significant earthquake here in Napa just as harvest began. The weather throughout the growing season was absolutely perfect, with our classic warm days and cool nights. We brought in grapes from each block as they reached ideal ripeness and have produced wines of truly exceptional quality.

The Wine

The beautiful nose features aromas of blackberry, red currant and dried fruit. The palate is round and luxurious with herbal tones and well integrated oak. The elegant finish has complex flavors of cassis, cocoa and black pepper.

Food Affinities

Bring out the flavors in the wine with the addition of thyme or black pepper over a prime cut of beef, pork or duck. Our favorites are wine braised short ribs or grilled beef tenderloin with a mushroom sauce.


90 POINTS (v. 2014)
Wine Enthusiast  November 2017

92 POINTS (v. 2014)
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
August 2017

92 POINTS (v. 2014)
James Suckling   May 2017

(v. 2013) Decanter  February 2017

90 POINTS (v. 2013)
Wine Enthusiast  September 2016

95 POINTS (v. 2013)
Rich Cook Wine Review Online  January 2016

A- (v. 2013)
“Some presentations are called "classic" for very, very good reasons."
Joe Roberts, 1winedude  October 2016

93 POINTS (v. 2013)
"Classic producer makes a beautiful red."
James Suckling   January 2016

Featured in SUNSET MAGAZINE (v. 2012)
Collect a Few Good Reds "Exotic spice, earth and black cherry with elegant tannins."
January 2016

97 POINTS (v. 2005)
“A monumental cabernet that succeeds on every level…” Wine Enthusiast

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards