HāLo Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

$220 / Bottle (750ml)

Sophisticated offering of altogether stunning complexity and depth – Charles Olken

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Sophisticated offering of altogether stunning complexity and depth – Charles Olken


The future of our winery is in our vineyards. The future of our family is in our children for whom this wine is named—Hailey and Lorenzo. This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the very finest lots of our Hillspring 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

Our most rare and beloved Cabernet Sauvignon leads with dark fruit aromas layered with integrated floral notes. This wine is fresh and supple on the palate with flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and red currant supported by dusty, fine-grained tannins and hints of cedar and sage. The elegant structure and balance culminate in an uplifting, lengthy finish.

Food Affinities

This robust Cabernet Sauvignon pairs exceptionally well with highly marbled steak, like Winery Chef Chris’ Tomahawk Ribeye. This cut of meat is both dramatic and well-balanced and enhances the peppery berry notes of this wine, while the fat elongates its finish. Throw in the roasted potatoes and spinach to round out this dish, and this pairing will take your palate over the moon!

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Pan-Roasted Tomahawk Steak with Smashed Fingerling Potatoes & Creamed Spinach

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In Charles Olken’s Best of the ★★★ Wines of 2021
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
“As always, a very rich and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon that shows exceptionally well in its youth, the latest in a lengthy string of Trefethen HaLo successes is a lavish wine long on deep fruit with a healthy measure of slightly caramelly oak in support. It is a big and potent wine, but it is not overdone, and its very fine tannic structure ensures a good decade of age, yet it is so very rich and outgoing now that is it is bound to test the patience of dedicated Cabernet collectors who are lucky enough to have a few bottles tucked away in their cellars.” December 2021