The Cowgirl & The Pilot 2016
In 1973, John–a pilot and Janet–a cowgirl, fell in love over a bottle of wine. As their love blossomed, together they built a winery and a family, helping to shape the Napa Valley and the American fine wine industry along the way.
Crafted from the finest lots of Merlot from our estate vineyards, The Cowgirl & The Pilot is a tribute to John and Janet Trefethen and their incredible love story.
Rich, fragrant notes of dark ripe blackberries, raw cacao, and incense with a touch of violet envelop the nose. Generous on the palate, the velvety texture leads to layers of sumptuous black cherry and dark chocolate beautifully integrated with toasted spice tones of cigar box and anise.
This stunning merlot with incredible structure and balance can be appreciated now or in the years to come as it will continue to develop exquisitely.
Winery Chef Chris Kennedy suggests pairing this incredible wine with rich savory foods that include mushrooms and parmesan cheese. He states this bold merlot with elegant tannins is spectacular when enjoyed with caramelized beef.