Trefethen 2017 Dragon's Tooth Red Blend

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Winemaker Notes

Rich, yet fresh and bright, this wine is incredibly enchanting. The nose features intense aromas of dark brambly fruit and layers of cinnamon, violet and vanilla. Balanced and supple on the palate, the finish is mouth-wateringly smooth.

Winery Chef Chris Kennedy enjoys Dragon‘s Tooth with slow cooked peppers and tomatoes for the deep richness that complements this wine perfectly. He suggests pairing with leaner cuts of beef like flank or skirt steak.

Blend: 54% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

Sommelier Challenge Int’l Wine & Spirits Competition
Sept 2019

JS92 James Suckling
Rich, malbec-based red with lots of crushed-berry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A big wine with verve! A blend of 54% malbec, 25% cabernet sauvignon, 16% petit verdot and 5% merlot. Drink or hold.
Vinous 92
“The 2017 Red Blend Dragon’s Tooth, a Malbec-based blend, is bold, luscious and fruity – qualities that combine to give it tremendous near- and medium-term appeal. A rush of red cherry jam, raspberry, sweet spice and new leather punctuate this flashy, exuberant Napa Valley red. I would prefer to drink it over the next handful of years.” – Antonio Galloni, January 2020
D91 Decanter
Damson and sloe aromas over a palate of almost brandied ripe fruits with lovely skin tannins.
WE90 Wine Enthusiast
This combines 54% Malbec with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot for a forceful red of powerful concentration. Sweet oak and burly black fruit combine around a spicy, meaty midpalate, with firm tannins extending on the finish.