Trefethen Family Vineyards

Dragon's Tooth Red Blend

9.2259 ratings
8.928 pro ratings
Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California, USA
Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Corey Zamora, CSW

Not my favorite offering from this house. A little flabby. Needs more structure.

Not my favorite offering from this house. A little flabby. Needs more structure.

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2016
B McLaren Stanley

B McLaren had this 3 years ago

B McLaren had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014
Steven Kukesh

R&D Winemaker at DFV

8.7

Bacon, smoke and oak. Too much oak...

Bacon, smoke and oak. Too much oak...

Nov 27th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

14.5% alc.
A blend of 52% Malbec, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot (and black as midnight).

This is of course still extremely young and it might just be the blend that makes it taste "closed down" and forbiddingly tannic.
I think there's potential here but based on a few other recent 2013 Napa's I've tasted am also starting to think if this vintage really is the "slam-dunk" FOR EVERYBODY (?) that it is hyped to be....😐

14.5% alc.
A blend of 52% Malbec, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot (and black as midnight).

This is of course still extremely young and it might just be the blend that makes it taste "closed down" and forbiddingly tannic.
I think there's potential here but based on a few other recent 2013 Napa's I've tasted am also starting to think if this vintage really is the "slam-dunk" FOR EVERYBODY (?) that it is hyped to be....😐

May 19th, 2016
Andrew Schweiger

Winemaker Schweiger Vineyards/Parry Cellars

7.3

Odd blend for this family. Slight Brett notes...a sign of infection?

Odd blend for this family. Slight Brett notes...a sign of infection?

Apr 29th, 2016
Michelle Russell

Marketing Manager Plumpjack/CADE/Odette Estate

9.2

Nice blend with layered Complexity.

Nice blend with layered Complexity.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Rafael Landestoy

Nice bottle, but needs time to open up.

Nice bottle, but needs time to open up.

Nov 15th, 2015
Sean Genn

Napa Malbec blend

Napa Malbec blend

Nov 14th, 2015
Pam Starr

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

9.4

Bramble berry bush stick stones and juices with two classics. The result is a delicious malbec blend.

Bramble berry bush stick stones and juices with two classics. The result is a delicious malbec blend.

May 25th, 2015
Scott Shafto

Want a mouthful of pure goodness?

Want a mouthful of pure goodness?

Nov 7th, 2014