2009 Red Wine
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Ripe, showy, yummy, and one-of-a-kind, this wine showcases Malbec and Petit Verdot from our Hillspring Vineyard. Nestled in the foothills of the Mayacamas, Hillspring produces our most intensely flavored fruit and is home to our flagship wine, HaLo. This stellar blend highlights the promise rooted in our rocky hillside plantings of these two varieties that are coming into their own.
100% new, tight-grain French oak from Tonnellerie Bernard cooperage. The staves were chosen specifically by grain, not by forest. The barrels are medium plus toast with toasted heads.
|bone dry||very sweet|
|light body||very full bodied|
|soft, gentle||very crisp|
|no tannins||heavy tannins|
Winemaker, Trefethen Family Vineyards
While pursuing his Masters at Davis, Zeke did an internship in Napa Valley at Trefethen Family Vineyards. That experience made such an impression on him that after stints at wineries in Santa Cruz and Sonoma, Zeke jumped at the chance to work with the Trefethen team once more.
Country born: United States
Education: Zeke earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis. He then worked several years in the biotech industry in South San Francisco, focusing on cancer research. A love of wine led him back to school for his Masters in Viticulture and Enology at U.C. Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 9 years
Zeke sees a winemaker as part chef, scientist, craftsman, and part guidance counselor. The natural end-product of a grape fermentation is not wine but vinegar. Wine needs to be guided to maturity and to do so requires a detailed understanding of microbiology and chemistry, a discerning palate, and a bit of creativity. He feels that his main goal is to create wines that showcase the excellent and unique fruit we harvest from the vineyards at Trefethen each year.
Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?
A: ? We were inspired to take the traditional, Cabernet-dominated Bordeaux blend, and flip it on its head. Malbec and Petit Verdot from our best, most expressive vineyard make up the core of this wine.
3225 South Purdue
Oklahoma City OK 73123
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