Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
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Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, Trefethen
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Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley

Trefethen Family Vineyards, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17pts/20 (90/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17 Yohann Jousselin MS 16.5 David Motion 17.5
Lean but pure blackcurrant nose, quite restrained and elegant. Sleek, lifted and pure, far from the typical Napa sumptuousness, and a nice sense of freshness runs through it. The elegance and coolness are welcome and appealing.
Price N/A UK www.trefethen.com
Drink 2014–2030
Alc 14.1%

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