Trefethen Family Vineyards

Lost & Found
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 110
Vintage

2013

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Lost & Found

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • One family, one estate, one passion: All inspire us to craft wines expressing the quality of Oak Knoll District
  • Grapes from our Hillspring and Main Ranch estates combine to make a one-of-a-kind blend
  • Selected from our favorite barrels, our wine is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot
  • Aged in 100% new French Tonnellerie Berthomieu oak barrels

As farmers we are continually humbled by the acts of nature and constantly strive to adapt to what’s thrown our way. On August 24, 2014 Mother Nature shook us and our beloved Historic Winery to the core. Thankfully no one was hurt and when all came to light, very little wine was lost except for our original PNV 2015 lot. So we had a change of plans and crafted this totally unique and delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from our favorite barrel lots from both our Hillspring Vineyard and Main Ranch estates. If ever a barrel of wine could capture the true spirit of the many hands working together to craft the finished wine, this is the one. This is truly a wine representing the passion of the Trefethen family and our staff as we journey towards restoration and revival of our winery building.


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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