Grape: 53% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon,14% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes: Plum, Cherry, Clove, Cocoa
One of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries, now in their third generation. The winery, built in 1886, lay vacant for decades before being rejuvenated by the Trefethen family. The Trefethens' restoration efforts were recognized in 1988 by the Department of the Interior, which placed the winery on the National Register of Historic Places. Sadly, the building suffered extensive structural damage from the 2014 South Napa earthquake. Over two years, the winery building was once again restored and improved.
Eshcol (previously known as "Double T") rounds out the Trefethen portfolio as an introduction to their estate-grown and sustainably produced wines. Full-bodied, elegant, and balanced with smooth tannins and easy acidity and a long, supple finish. The fruit forward palate conveys flavors of plum, cherry, raspberry, cocoa, clove, white pepper, smoke and earth. Pair with burgers, pepperoni pizza or earthy cheeses.