2013 Trefethen Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa
We had the opportunity to taste all of the Trefethen wines this summer. We were very impressed with the 2013 Oak Knoll Cabernet. We both noted distinct
raspberry mingled with rich cassis. The tannins are supple and there is
a definite chocolate component that we both thought very enticing. There were several wines in our tasting, so the Cab was open for approximately 30 minutes before we initially poured . By then the tannins were supple and the wine showed with extreme table appeal. Having said that, Trefethen makes highly structured, classically crafted wines. This Trefethen should grow, layer and retain excellent fruit for well over ten years. The 2013 Trefethen Oak Knoll Cab Sells for $60.00 at the vineyard. We have received very favorable pricing on a six case allotment.
2013 Trefethen Oak Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon $47.50 per bottle
All of the very best, Rex and Michele
Multiple Reviews below.
93% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Petit Verdot
The 2013 Vintage ;The spring was warm and dry, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer but was free of damaging heat spells. September brought a classic Napa Valley autumn with warm days and very cool nights. With the consistent warmth, the harvest began about two weeks early and we had a very busy September. The beautiful growing season resulted in truly exceptional wines-full of ripe flavors, developed in the sunshine, and balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights.
Classic producer makes a beautiful red. Bright aromas of blueberries, raspberries and black licorice. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Wet earth, bark and mineral undertones. Fantastic now but better in 2018. 93 points, James Suckling (Jan 2016)
This wine is expansive and juicy on the palate. A tight grip shows its youth while the underlying softness on the texture reflects the relative coolness of the growing spot. It imparts Napa's robust ripeness in its depth of cassis, chocolate and black pepper. (9/2016) 90 points Wine Enthusiast
"The 2013 Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the brightest stars from one of the Napa Valley's best vintages in recent years. Beautiful from start to finish, the wine's impressive nose-bold black fruits, lively black currants, sweet oak-scripts a scene of delight. Serve with a Porterhouse steak topped with blue cheese. Starting to drink nicely. (Tasted: July 20, 2016, San Francisco, CA)" 94 points Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
Not far removed from its year-older reserve counterpart in terms of its slightly tighter, more structured stance, this wine is both a bit riper in tone and comparatively tougher in its tannins. It has more than enough concentrated fruit and inner extract to hold up for the length stay in the cellar that it so clearly requires, but it will require some five to ten years before making good on its considerable promise, and it has the potential to evolve positively for many years after that. (4/2016) Connoisseurs Guide
The proof is always in the glass!