Navigation
Account

Trefethen Merlot 2017

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

Trefethen Merlot

This Merlot sets the standard for elegance with a perfume of red fruits and earthy notes and flavors of raspberry, plum and black pepper. On the palate, the wine is silky yet bright, a classic Trefethen.

Because Merlot flourishes in relatively cool growing regions with moist soils, it’s extremely well-suited to the ancient alluvial loams, temperate climate, and long growing season of our estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, a sweet spot between Napa’s warmer up-valley regions and its cool southern tip.

With a warm spring, the vines got off to an early start. The weather turned cool during bloom which impacted fruit set and resulted in fewer grapes per cluster. The size of the crop was further reduced as the dry soils, from a lack of late rains, led to smaller grapes. The weather was warm throughout the summer leading right into one of our earliest harvests ever. The resulting wines are fantastic as the smaller grapes and fine weather contributed to ideal ripeness with very concentrated flavors.

Delicious with duck, barbecued chicken, lamb dishes, tomato-based pastas and mushroom pizza. A dash of freshly ground black pepper over a dish creates a lovely combination with our Merlot.

Catherine Trefethen, their First Lady, was Welsh. Her loves for wine, gardens and family were the inspiration for our estate in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District, and though she has departed, her spirit is still felt, especially in the cool foggy mornings when mist envelops the vineyard and our minds tend towards whimsical imaginings.

Trefethen Merlot – Hay Wines

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Trefethen Merlot 2017”

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Returns & Delivery
Returns and Exchanges

All goods should be examined upon receipt, and any claim for loss or breakage notified by email or telephone to Hay Wines immediately. In the case of goods delivered by couriers, unless any claim is made within 24 hours, no compensation, refund or other credit will be available. In the case of damaged goods, Hay Wines reserves the right to collect these.

Ship your items back to us

If you wish to return your order due to an error on our behalf, we are happy to collect or get our courier to collect from the delivery address stated on the invoice, providing the parcel is securely packed in the same way as it was sent out. If you wish to return the parcel yourself please feel free to do so. Once the parcel has returned to us we will refund you the full amount. Please note that refunds may take up to 7 working days to appear in your account.

For more information, view our full Terms and Conditions information.

Related Products

Willunga 100 Grenache 2016

Powerful aromatics of cherry, spice, dark plum, strawberry and a hint of floral greet you in the glass. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with alluring spiciness, hints of raspberry and lovely savoury tannins that make this wine so food friendly.
£13.49 Add to basket

Nostros Reserva Pinot Noir 2020

Soft, light red wine with mature red fruit, violet flowers and extremely delicate smoky nuances. Subtle, elegant and refined, its light tannins allow the fruit to dominate and its refreshing, persistent, delicate flavours to shine. Delicious on its own and also ideal for terrines and pates.
£9.99 Add to basket

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Red 2017

Butchers Block Red has a deep garnet-purple colour and intense aromas of black pepper and aniseed over rose petals, warm blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate plus some dusty loam. Rich and full with high acidity and a medium level of fine-grained tannins, it has a long harmonius finish.
£14.99 Add to basket

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2018

Intense crimson with youthful purple hues. Lifted blue fruits of blood plum and ripe blackberries along with Christmas pudding-like spice flow out of the glass as well as spicy pepper and hints of bramble and dark chocolate. Generous mouth-filling sweet blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolaty nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate with youthful finish.
£14.29 Add to basket

Odfjell Armador Syrah 2018

Black with deep violet reflections. At first there are aromas of figs, redcurrants and ink offering a rich fruitiness to the wine. This is followed by scents of cloves, vanilla, smoked meat and a touch of toasted bread. In the mouth it is a big and full bodied wine; fresh, juicy with touches of strawberries and cherries, and a pleasant acidity on the finish.
£12.29 Add to basket

Peter Lehmann Mentor Cabernet 2014

This Cabernet is a limited release showing great depth of colour, rich blackcurrant flavours together with a firm, fine grained tannin finish- a wine of great concentration and style which can be cellared with confidence. After a short burst of heat in late January and early February, it was warm and stable for the remainder of the vintage producing richly flavoured red wines of exceptional quality. Mentor is an ideal accompaniment to duck, goose and game dishes. It is superb with oxtail, braised lamb shanks and wonderful with a fine aged cheddar.
£26.49 Add to basket

Aromo Carmenere 2018

Deep garnet red, the nose has herbaceous, cherry and green pepper notes, on the palate there are ripe, velvet tannins and a stylish fruit finish.
£8.99 Add to basket

Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone 2017

Andre Brunels skills have earned him worldwide recognition for the intensity and concentration of his wines, combining modern technical expertise and traditional power of the region. The Cotes du Rhone is balanced intense and powerful, with spicy, savoury fuit and a white pepper and plum fruit finish.
£11.29 Add to basket

Berton Winemakers Reserve Black Shiraz 2019

The Black Shiraz is an extreme example of this style, deep colour, huge palate and high alcohol. This wine upholds the tradition with strong blackberry and plum aromas over toast, vanilla and spice. The palate is full flavoured and intense with rich blackberry, plum, blueberry and spicy characters. The tannins are very ripe and dense giving great structure and length to the palate.
£12.49 Add to basket

Amalaya Gran Corte 2018

Opaque purple in colour with ruby tints. Profound aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberries with spice notes and touches of mint. On the palate it is rich, velvety and robust with flavours of chocolate, blackberry jam and liquorice notes. Well structured with firm, yet ripe tannins and a very long, spice-driven finish.
£16.99 Add to basket
Back to top