2018 Dragon’s Tooth

$0 / Bottle (750ml)

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

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

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

Ample rainfall in the spring recharged the soil profile and provided a strong start to the growing season. The weather during the summer featured consistent warmth and sunshine without any major heat spells. Cooler than average temperatures in August and September slowed the ripening process, providing long hang time and leading to complex flavor development. October was mostly dry and warmer than usual allowing us to pick each block at optimal ripeness. The harvest was complete before November and the start of an epic rainy season.

The Wine

Smooth and full-bodied with a dark fruit nose. Juicy notes of blackberry and red plum integrate well with layers of vanilla, tobacco, and dark chocolate on the palate. This balanced red blend finishes with warm spice notes to create a long, supple finish.

Food Affinities

Winery Chef Chris Kennedy suggests pairing Dragon with smoke! Try pairing this wine with our Hush Puppies with Chipotle Cream. The smoky flavors from the chipotle cream marry magically with the Dragon’s Tooth Red Blend.

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Hush Puppies with Chipotle Cream

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Accolades

RESERVE CLASS CHAMPION
GOLD
Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition
November 2020