Trefethen Family Vineyards

Perfect Timing
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 179
Vintage

2014

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Perfect Timing

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Rocky soils from an ancient alluvial fan combined with a stellar vintage result in this outstanding wine
  • The timing was perfect for crafting a Cabernet Sauvignon to celebrate the 20th anniversary of PNV
  • Small clusters, ideal weather and passionate winegrowing produced concentrated color and rich flavors
  • Aged in Nadalié French oak from the Tronçais forest to enhance the presence on the palate

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Rocky soils from an ancient alluvial fan combined with a stellar vintage result in your Premiere Napa Valley wine from Trefethen. Small clusters, ideal weather and passionate winegrowing produced concentrated color and rich flavors in this bright and elegant wine. It was aged in Nadalié French oak from the Tronçais forest to enhance the presence on the palate.


Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Bryan Kays

Winemaker, Trefethen Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Bryan Kays

Bryan obtained an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Cal Poly, SLO. Like any good English major, Bryan found refuge in wine, and quickly developed a healthy interest in the subject.

Bryan began his wine career as a field worker/cellar rat in the Sierra Foothills. After a couple of vintages and thousands of questions to the winemaker, Bryan returned to UC Davis to earn a degree in Viticulture and Enology.

Bryan joined Trefethen in 2006 as a Viticulture intern. Fascinated with estate grown wines and the opportunity to work with some of the valley's long-term residents, Bryan worked his way into the cellar then to Associate Winemaker. In 2015, he was promoted to Winemaker.

Bryan's goal is to create wines that are balanced and true to type. The winemake's two most critical decisions for any given wine are harvest date and press date. When those two decisions are perfectly timed, the winemaker's job is then to simply let each wine develop its own flavors and nuances, and keep his/her hands out of it. Winemaking is as much about action as it is about restraint.

Country born: United States

Education: BA in English Literature from Cal Poly, SLO
BS in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Bryan's goal is to create wines that are balanced and true to type. The winemaker's two most critical decisions for any given wine are harvest date and press date. When those two decisions are perfectly timed, the winemaker's job is then to simply let each wine develop its own flavors and nuances, and keep his/her hands out of it. Winemaking is as much about action as it is about restraint.

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