Trefethen Family Vineyards
2010 Dragon's Tooth Napa Valley Red Wine
California: Napa Valley: Oak Knoll District
There be dragons!
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Today’s spectacular 2010 Trefethen Family Vineyards Dragon’s Tooth Red Blend is a very structured and bold wine with intriguing flavors, deep aromatics and a mouth-filling exuberance that reflects the name of the wine.
This big, delicious blend of 58% Malbec, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot is best enjoyed after some decanting or hearty swirling. As the wine breathes, it begins to take on added dimension, revealing more delicious fruit than was found on opening.
Enjoy now, but please be sure to get enough to lay a few bottles down - for the next decade or longer. This built-to-age wine will only continue to get even better.
Slightly opaque and dark violet at the core.
Exotic and bold with dark fruit that intermingles with a rustic backwoods aroma. Licorice, violet, baking spice, molasses, blackberry and black currant reduction round out the aromas.
Dark and rustic, with bold black fruit, black tea, geranium, dried black cherry, dried blueberry, tobacco, and leather, with hints of dried mission fig, black pepper and slate.
Balanced and very structured with flavors that tail off very gradually as the bold, structured tannins in the wine dissipate. Toasty oak and toasty vanilla persist.
The wine begs to be paired with something big. We’ll be enjoying ours with a perfectly seared New York steak with green peppercorn.