2018 DRAGON’S TOOTH 14.6%
Residual sugar: 1.7g/l
Oak: 18 months / 51% New Oak
The red dragon on the label of our Dragon’s Tooth Napa Valley Red Wine originated in ancient British legend where two dragons—one red, one white—fight in the sky. The boy Merlin watches them with King Vortigern and when the red prevails, driving the white across the sea, the boy foretells the coming of King Arthur who will lead Vortigern’s people, the Welsh, to victory over the invading Saxons.
Our Nana, Catherine Trefethen, was Welsh. Her twin loves of wine and family were the original inspiration for our estate in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District. Celebrating our heritage, “Y Ddraig Goch”, the symbol of Wales, adorns this bottle of Dragon’s Tooth, a provocative blend born from the rockiest part of our vineyard.
Ample rainfall in the spring recharged the soil profile and provided a strong start to the growing season. The weather during the summer featured consistent warmth and sunshine without any major heat spells. Cooler than average temperatures in August and September slowed the ripening process, providing long hang time and leading to complex flavor development. October was mostly dry and warmer than usual allowing us to pick each block at optimal ripeness. The harvest was complete before November and the start of an epic rainy season.
- This wine opens with expressive aromas of cherry and blackberry accented with notes of fig, tobacco leaf, and sarsaparilla.
- Full-bodied and balanced, the integrated flavors of ripe dark fruit lead to a lush and abundant finish.
- Winery Chef Chris Kennedy enjoys Dragon‘s Tooth with earthy and rich cuisine. He suggests pairing it with our Creamy Mushroom Pasta. The complementary flavors, textures, and intensity of both the dish and the wine are stunning.
◆ 96 POINTS | DOUBLE GOLD
Sunset International Wine Competition 2021
◆ 91 POINTS | GOLD
Critics Challenge Int’l Wine & Spirits Competition 2021
◆ 90 POINTS Decanter 2021
◆ 92 POINTS
Vinous, Antonio Galloni 202
◆ 94 POINTS
James Suckling 2020
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