Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L 2008

$470 / Magnum (1.5L)

“…nearly perfect…a monumental wine…” – Wine Enthusiast

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“…nearly perfect…a monumental wine…” – Wine Enthusiast


  • Connoisseurs Guide 92


The Trefethen family is committed to making wines that are the purest expression of our vineyards. This Cabernet Sauvignon is made from some of the finest lots from our estate, producing a consistently elegant Cabernet Sauvignon that is worthy to be called Reserve.

The Vintage

The growing season in 2008 began with more spring frost events than we have experienced in decades. You could find the crew two out of every three nights during the month of April in the vineyard “frost-protecting”. Rainfall wasn’t as generous as in past years either. However, the summer growing season was splendid, followed by a beautiful fall that provided the perfect finish for the vintage.

The Wine

A dynamic wine, handsomely crafted with dark ripe fruit, cacao, and tobacco. This Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is full-bodied and remarkably balanced with flavors of black cherry, chocolate, blackberry pie, clove, and peppery spice. Showcasing a wonderful cedar finish intertwined with a burst of acidity that primes your mouth for the next sip.

Food Affinities

Pairs wonderfully with fine cuts of beef and lamb, as well as hearty stews like cassoulet.

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Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine
August 2011