Trefethen Vineyards is world famous for their extraordinary estate Cabernet from their vineyard in the Oak Knoll region of Napa Valley. Much like a second label Bordeaux, The Double T label was launched to use the estate fruit that doesnít make it into the main bottling. Grapes for this Double T Red come from the very same estate vineyard but some from the young vines and some are blending varietals that they have more of than they need, but all of it is prime thanks to their exceptional location at the cool end of Napa Valley, and the outstanding 2012 vintage. This blend is 53% Malbec, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. All of the lots are vinified separately and the wine aged 15 months in 22% new French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Malbec brings plush fruit characters and a hint of floral with Cabernet Sauvignon providing the backbone, Merlot adds a lively spice and herbal character. Cabernet Franc provides finesse and a peppery perfume and Petit Verdot adds color and structure. This wine received a Gold Medal at the Texsom International Wine Awards. Hard to find such a delicious Napa Valley estate red for such a value price. Donít miss it.
This is a dynamite '2nd label' from Trefethen, and a wine that comes out ready to go. Layers of dark berry flow effortlessly over the sweet spices and floral surrounding notes. Great balance and texture make this a delight to enjoy now.