2013 HaLo

Summary

Trefethen Family Vineyards produces a diverse range of award-winning varietal, blended and reserve wines – all from our Napa Valley estate – exhibiting the classic hallmarks of fine wine quality: richness with elegance, concentration with finesse, complexity with harmony, and sophistication with approachability.

Tasting Notes

A true expression of our terroir, one can literally taste the flavors of our Hillspring vineyard in every sip of HāLo. Your nose is enchanted with botanical aromas of the oak forest which surrounds the vines as perfumed scents of earth, bay leaf, tobacco, and dark fruit dance in the glass. The palate is rich with great structure and complex flavors of cherry, plum, and a long, spicy finish of black pepper, nutmeg, and thyme. To enjoy every nuance of this sumptuous wine, decant before serving. Further rewards await those who have the patience to cellar a few bottles for future enjoyment. Salud!

Accolades

97 POINTS (v. 2013)
Once aging assuming its accustomed position among the very best Cabernet Sauvignons of the vintage, the latest Trefethen HāLo is a remarkably sophisticated offering of altogether stunning complexity and depth. It is concentrated, it is intense and it is amazingly deep in very pure, curranty fruit, yet it comes with a rare sense of refinement and grace for a wine of its richness and weight, and, if its manifold attractions cannot be ignored, know that it is a very long way from approaching its peak. It is the kind of Cabernet of which collector’s dreams are made, and we would very happily hide a few bottles away for a decade or two.
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
December 2017

95 POINTS (v. 2013)
James Suckling May 2017

RED WINE OF THE YEAR
97 POINTS
(v. 2012 & 2009)
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
December 2016 & 2014

96 POINTS (v. 2010)
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
December 2015

95 POINTS ~ Cellar Selection
(v. 2008 & 2007)
Trefethen has been on a roll the last few years, producing some of Napa’s most spectacular Cabernets.
Wine Enthusiast, February 2014