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Trefethen Family Vineyards, Estate Merlot

Trefethen Family Vineyards, Estate Merlot

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Country: USA

Region: Napa Valley

Grape: Merlot

Style: Full & Powerful Red

Food Pairing: Game birds and pork and Beef and lamb

Farming Practices: Standard

20% off any mixed case of six (or more) wines

"A rare variety when we started, we included Merlot in our pioneering plantings in the late 1960s. Ever since then, our belief in this venerable variety has held firm. Focusing on the balance between bright red fruit and dark earth, this wine displays remarkable intensity. Wrapped in a floral perfume and velvety tannins, it is also seductively complex and wonderfully food-friendly."

Wine Profile:

Rich aromas of plum and red cherry are softened by notes of lavender and sweet spices. On the palate, silky tannins carry the red fruit, leading to a lengthy and elegant finish.


Eugene Trefethen and his wife Catherine purchased 600 acres in 1968 to create Trefethen Vineyards. At the time, there were fewer than 20 wineries in Napa Valley which put the Trefethens in a small group of wine families dedicated to a vision of crafting world class wines from Napa Valley. Their son, John, and his wife, Janet, were the driving force in turning the estate into a working winery. John led production and Janet traveled the globe promoting Trefethen wines; giving her very deep rooted connections in the UK. Their first wine was released in 1973. At the 1979 Gault Millau World Wine Olympics, their 1976 Chardonnay earned 'Best Chardonnay in the World' honors. Often referred to as the sweet spot of Napa Valley, Trefethen's two estate vineyards are located in the Oak Knoll District- known for the largest range of individual microclimates within an appellation thus allowing Trefethen to grow a diverse range of varietals. Rich fruit, crafted in an elegant, age-worthy manner are the hallmarks of the Trefethen style. The third generation is now active with Loren and Hailey poised to put their generation's stamp on the Trefethen credo of 'One Family, One Estate, One Passion.'


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