(2012 Vintage) The genesis of Trilogy dates back to 1984 when our family set out to make the best wine possible by selecting the highest quality wine lots culled from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. By blending traditional Bordeaux varietals - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc - we created one of the original Meritage wines. Over the years we’ve added other Bordeaux varietals to this Cabernet-based blend, always seeking to create the very finest wine from each individual vintage. Our 2013 Trilogy brings together Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot from our estate vineyards in Rutherford and Oakville in a wine that is richly fruited and generously structured. Dark and opulent with a saturated nose of blackberries, Bing cherries and sweet cassis, the wine slowly unfolds to reveal a core of black licorice, dark chocolate and mocha. This is a warm, voluptuous Napa Valley red with a long tannic structure that resolves in a lasting finish.
The vintage is exemplified beautifully by the 2005 Trilogy. This is a superb example of this proprietary red. Beautiful deep red, blue, and black fruits al intermingle with some crushed rock, lavender, and spice box in a very scented bouquet. In the mouth, it is layered, medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin gorgeous purity, and length. This is a stunning wine that should drink nicely for 15 or more years. Score- 93. (Robert Parker Jr., www.erobertparker.com Dec. 2007)
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 162 on Dec-05