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2004 Trefethen Cabernet Franc - TheEngineer - 05-14-2015 09:09 PM

This has been stored i my cellar since release so it is now at the 10 year mark. Thought I'd pull one and see.

I love cab franc when done right, It's gotta have a bit of veg to it and this nose did give me however small a hint of it. It also showed some dark bramby fruits, and some dust. Wine was perfectly medium plus bodied, good structure, nice fruti still but the finish was marred by a hint of heat. Not too bad but jsut enough to make you notice.

Not a bad bottle for another cool New England evening.

RE: 2004 Trefethen Cabernet Franc - winoweenie - 05-15-2015 07:06 AM

John and I have had some fun times on his patio. Great property but frankly I was always a tad underwhelmed with his efforts. VB

RE: 2004 Trefethen Cabernet Franc - TheEngineer - 05-16-2015 08:17 AM

I would agree with you WW. It's the first big property you pass by when you go up so I use to stop more often. but I rarely ever bought much more than a few token bottles. And his kids were more interested in growing the wine business in Asia than they were about the property.

RE: 2004 Trefethen Cabernet Franc - Kcwhippet - 05-16-2015 05:49 PM

Somehow my son is great friends of Haley Trefethen. He's gifted me with several very nice Trefethen bottles the past few years.

RE: 2004 Trefethen Cabernet Franc - Innkeeper - 05-17-2015 01:16 PM

For future reference Cabernet Franc is not Cabernet Sauvignon nor a variant thereof. It is a Lorie Valley variety, and there is a place on the board to post about it.

RE: 2004 Trefethen Cabernet Franc - winoweenie - 05-18-2015 06:21 AM

For Gooney Gracias IK. With the amount of traffic we've been getting on the board I welcome any post, anywhere, anytime now .I'm sure Eng knows the diff. WW

RE: 2004 Trefethen Cabernet Franc - TheEngineer - 05-20-2015 02:09 PM

It's always good to get constructive criticism Smile Like Mr. Kraft.... I accept! Smile