2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
$115 / Bottle (750ml)
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.
Much of our winter rain came late, with almost 12 inches in March alone. With a very warm spring, the vines were running about three weeks early heading into the summer months. July and August were cooler than average, with foggy mornings, mild sunny afternoons, and no severe heat spells. Vineyard temperatures rose again in September and harvest dates were early by about two weeks. The heat in the spring and again in the fall provided welcome bookends to the mild summer. The grapes benefited from increased hang time and showed fantastic character development.
Enduring aromas of juicy blackberries and dried cherries are accompanied by flavors of dark chocolate and an elegant touch of cedar. There is a velvety texture on the palate with a rich, round mouthfeel and a lingering finish.
Chef Chris Kennedy suggests enjoying this beauty on prime rib night. Crust your roast with thyme, black pepper, and garlic. The rich fatty goodness of this cut of meat pairs perfectly with the plush tannins of this wine. Chef Chris recommends serving with a little horseradish and caramelized onions to take the pairing to the next level.