2018 Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District

$49.95 $65.00 (-23%)
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
DC97

The quality to price ratio in this wine is astonishing. It took Best in Show at the Decanter World Wine Awards for the second year running, plus an impressive 97-Point score. As the judges put it, “what you really notice in this 2018 vintage is its purity and inner energy; the weight and depth follow on after, but don’t overwhelm from the start. The seamless integraion of acidity and brisk tannin, too, is another mouthwatering hallmark...” All of that bounty is rarely found for under $100, making this steal an exceptionally approachable choice.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Oak Knoll
Alcohol %:
14.2%
SKU #:
1046885
Size:
750 ml Bottle
DC97

Decanter

For the second year running, it’s an Oak Knoll Cabernet which has carried the Best In Show torch for the Napa, underlining the fact that this spot in the Valley seems to be ideal for mingling Napa’s diagnostic generosity and depth with an expressive finesse and an approachability which both appeals to our judges and chimes with the wine world’s zeitgeist. The wine is still dark black-purple, and the aromatic currant and berry fruits are blue, tender and enticing, with skilled and seamless oak integration. On the palate, the wine has weight and depth -- but what you really notice in this 2018 vintage is its purity and inner energy; the weight and depth follow on after, but don’t overwhelm from the start. The seamless integration of acidity and brisk tannin, too, is another mouthwatering hallmark -- of skilled winemaking, or the place? Who’s to say?