2017 Dragon’s Tooth

$65 / Bottle (750ml)

“…this wine is definitely outstanding.” – Robert Parker

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“…this wine is definitely outstanding.” – Robert Parker

Scores

  • Sommeliers Challenge 95
  • James Suckling 92
  • Vinous 92
  • Decanter 91

4.3

Our Nana, Catherine Trefethen, was Welsh. Her twin loves of wine and family were the original inspiration for our estate in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District. Celebrating our heritage, “Y Ddraig Goch”, the symbol of Wales, adorns this bottle of Dragon’s Tooth, a provocative blend born from the rockiest part of our vineyard.

The Vintage

Record-breaking winter rains filled our reservoirs and recharged the soil. Spring and early summer were warm, leading to very strong growth in the vines. The rest of the summer was more typical with warm days and cool nights, providing perfect conditions for the developing grapes. Our yields for the season were slightly lower than average and the resulting wines are classic—with complex flavors and our signature brightness on the palate.

The Wine

Rich, yet fresh and bright, this wine is incredibly enchanting. The nose features intense aromas of dark brambly fruit and layers of cinnamon, violet, and vanilla. Balanced and supple on the palate, the finish is mouthwateringly smooth.

BLEND:
54% Malbec
25% Cabernet Sauvignon
16% Petit Verdot
5% Merlot

Food Affinities

Winery Chef Chris Kennedy enjoys Dragon‘s Tooth with slow-cooked peppers and tomatoes for the deep richness that complements this wine perfectly. He suggests pairing with leaner cuts of beef like flank or skirt steak

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Hush Puppies with Chipotle Cream

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Accolades

95 POINTS
PLATINUM
BEST BLENDED RED BORDEAUX 
Sommelier Challenge Int’l Wine & Spirits Competition
Sept 2019

92 POINTS
James Suckling
February 2020

92 POINTS
Vinous
January 2020

SILVER
91 POINTS
Decanter World Wine Competition
September 2020

91 POINTS
Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
January 2020

90 POINTS
Wine Enthusiast
April 2020