Award-Winning Estate for Over 50 Years: 2018 Trefethen Family Vineyards Dragon's Tooth Napa Valley

You're walking through a wine shop with Napa on your mind. You’re in search of a quality bottle of Napa for the weekend (or a Monday, who says you can’t drink really great wine on a Monday?). The selection is good, but you’re waiting for the right bottle to make itself known. Then you see it. The name Trefethen. And you say, “Yes, that’s exactly what I was looking for.”

Today’s offer, the 2018 Trefethen Family Vineyards Dragon’s Tooth, is from that well-respected, 50+-year-old, third-generation family winery that never disappoints. The name has been associated with serious Napa Valley wine since 1979 when their 1976 Napa Chardonnay was named the “Best Chardonnay in the World'' at the Gault&Millau Wine Olympics held in Paris.

Between then and now, the winery has received many accolades, most recently when the 2017 Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon was named “Best in Show” at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards. 

Decanter also declared that Napa’s 2018 Cabernet “vintage belongs in an echelon with the finest of the past two decades, and, of course, that fine vintage produced great grapes across the board - not just Cab. This 2018 is a blend of ​​49% Malbec, 27% Petit Verdot, and 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, coming together to create a full-bodied and balanced wine with integrated flavors of ripe dark fruit and a lush and abundant finish.

It earned a double gold (which means all judges individually gave it gold) and a score of 96 at the 2021 Sunset International Wine Competition.Suckling scored it 94 and said it’s drinkable or now or hold on to it. And Vinous calls it a ‘delicious Malbec-based blend.”

We call this delicious blend "the wine you want to buy now" so you don’t need to wander around the wine shop till a Trefethen label catches your eye. You’ll have the perfect wine already at home, and you’ll feel brilliant because you bought it for $49.89—23% off!

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