We were invited to lunch yesterday. The invitation was extended by Mike Scarborough, our long time Republic Rep and Jane Anthenien, formerly of Caymus fame. She is now representing Trefethen Family Vineyards Napa . The tasting was exceptional from start to finish and the pricing they have extended you is excellent , not just locally but on a national level.
All of the very best , Rex and Michele
2013 Trefethen Family Vineyards Dragon's Tooth Red
This is an enticing wine. The Dragon's Tooth is a blend of three Bordeaux varietals, Malbec 52%, Cabernet Sauvignon 36% and Petite Verdot 12%. I don't think I have ever tasted a blend of similar percentages but the components come together exceptionally. The front palate is blackberry with a bit of cassis, then blueberry and finally wilder, red fruit. Also offering layering to this release , three different oaks were used in the blending. The combination of oaks both old and new ( tear sheet below ) wraps this kaleidoscope of flavor with enchanting ever changing spice. The finish is very long and very smooth with hints of chocolate. This wine is stunning. It will certainly drink for ten years . We are matching the lowest price in the country at $52.50 , it ranges up to $70.00. Rex
$52.50 per, 60 bottles available
The Wine Advocate - "A blend of 52% Malbec, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot, the 2013 Dragon's Tooth is a beautiful effort from Trefethen. The wine shows loads of licorice, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a touch of chocolate, medium to full body, sweet tannin and a long finish. By Napa standards, it's a good value. Drink it over the next decade." Robert Parker 90 points
The proof is always in the glass!