Monday, May 19, 2008

Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

  • Area: California, Napa Valley
  • Grape: 86% Cab, 12% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Rating: Black; 91 Dilettante; 92 The Z; 91

    Description: Deep red/purple in color. The nose is thick with dark fruit, wood and tobacco. On the palate it's dense and brooding with lush flavors of blackberry, plum, black cherry, cedar wood, a hint of spice and sun dried tomato. This fruit forward wine has a great complexity with plenty of lift and thrust that balances with the long dry finish. At the very end, a hint of licorice tickles the tongue. I'm not sure this wine is worthy of it's $41.00 price tag as there are less expensive wines that we've rated higher. Despite this, it was still great.

    Food Pairing: We did not pair this with dinner, although I think it would be great with a char-grilled steak.
    TV Pairing: The film Farinelli or The Tudors
    Musical Pairing: Orf, Chopin, Loreena McKennitt

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