Trefethen Vineyards “Dragons Tooth” Napa Valley Red Blend

Stories of King Arthur, Merlin, dragons, and medieval days are all brought back to life in a wondrous red wine from Trefethen Family Vineyards called “Dragons Tooth”. Or maybe watching an episode of the Game of Thrones series on HBO makes a “dragon” wine label more appealing to you! Because I enjoy stories of dragons and medieval days, the wine label drew me in first. But my fruitful discovery was finding that the wine inside the bottle was even more satisfying! The 2015 Trefethen “Dragons Tooth” Red is a blend of 47% Malbec, 30% Petit Verdot, and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and all estate grown in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. This red blend would make everyone at your “round table” happy!

In my glass, deep ruby in color with violet hues. Provocative aromas of dark berry, boysenberry, cocoa, cinnamon, and other regal baking spices. Full bodied like a full suit of armor, rich and velvety, with undertones of valiant tannins. Bold flavors of ripe black cherry, boysenberry, chocolate, fresh herbs, and magical cinnamon spices. This is a bold and focused wine that would tame the savage beast and rescue the fair maiden too! The second taste brought me more ripe dark berry flavors with whispers of blackberry pie and nutmeg leading to an enhanced toasty oak finish. Beautifully balanced with layers of delicious interwoven flavors. This is a wine most everyone would enjoy and would definitely impress your favorite royal wine connoisseur as well! Pair with red meats like beef, grilled steak, roasted lamb, charcuterie, grilled vegetables, Portobello Mushroom Burger, and rich cheeses. After a glass of Trefethen Dragons Tooth Red wine, you will want to quote the great Tyrion Lannister and say ” I drink and I know things” since I somehow feel more intelligent afterwards. Beautiful wine that scores 94 Points! (Wine Splash).

Tyrion Lannister

 

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