Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L 2015
$290 / Magnum (1.5L)
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.
With a warm spring, the vines got off to an early start. The weather turned cool during bloom, impacting fruit set and resulting in fewer grapes per cluster. The size of the crop was further reduced as the dry soils, from the lack of late rains, led to smaller grapes. Warm weather during the summer kept the vines running early, right into one of our earliest harvests ever. The resulting wines are fantastic as the smaller grapes and fine weather contributed to ideal ripeness with very concentrated flavors.
The nose features expressive aromas of ripe purple plum, blackberry, and bay laurel. The palate is rich with notes of chocolate and black cherry and the ample tannins provide weight.
Lamb, beef, or the meatier fishes such as tuna or salmon, simply prepared and sauced, create a special pairing with this wine. Thyme, peppercorns, and caramelized onions are wonderful complementary flavors.