Trefethen Dragon's Tooth 2016
SKU: tref-drag-toot-2-2016

Trefethen Dragon's Tooth 2016

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Category Red Blend
Region California, Napa Valley, Oak Knoll
Brand Trefethen
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
This alluring blend has rich aromas of ripe red plum, baking spices and cracked pepper. The palate is lush with flavors of cherries and dark berries. Malbec brings color and diversity of fruit; Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon lend the darker fruits and robust structure. Merlot rounds out the mid-palate and brings an elegant freshness to the wine. While in its youth, this wine will benefit from decanting before serving. Food Affinities: This blend shines with leaner cuts of meat like flank, sirloin and skirt steak.
James Suckling
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Wine Enthusiast
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The Oak Knoll producer's blend of 47% Malbec, 27% Petit Verdot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot is elegant and structured. Red currant, cassis and cedar give personality to firm tannins-the grapes grown on the winery's rockiest blocks.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2019
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The 2016 Dragon's Tooth is blended of 46% Malbec, 27% Petit Verdot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot with a deep garnet-purple color and broody, earthy nose with tar and black soil over baked plums and black cherries plus Indian spices. The full-bodied palate is firm with a taut line and chewy finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, January 31, 2019