For more than 50 years the Trefethen family, pioneers in the Napa Valley wine industry, have been making outstanding wine at reasonable prices. In fact, as far as Napa Valley is concerned, they are the embodiment of our mission statement.
We have many favorites at Trefethen: Dragon’s Tooth, OKD Four, and The Cowgirl and The Pilot to name a few. Each one of these provides an exceptional tasting experience. To those of us on the board, however, the best combination of taste and price is the 2018 Trefethen Malbec. It is our January wine of the month.
As they state on their website: “Our early plantings of Malbec were intended for blending into our other estate-grown wines but we quickly realized the variety also wanted to speak for itself. This small-lot bottling showcases intense dark fruit notes, undertones of mint and leather, and fine tannins leading to a bright finish.”
Tasting notes: “This wine opens with generous aromas of wild boysenberry, blueberry, and black cherry. Juicy darker notes of blackberry and plum layered with hints of sage and bay leaf blend seamlessly on the palate. The enduring acidity and structure complement the balanced tannins.”
Our followers can acquire this wine, which is one the best expressions of Malbec this side of Mendoza, for $45 (join their wine club and it’s even cheaper). Hurry though, because it is a small lot and we already bought a ton of it for client gifts this year.
For delivering top-notch, Napa-quality wine at a price much less than you would expect to pay, the 2018 Trefethen Malbec is our January wine of the month.
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