Trotter 1/16 Winery
Region: Napa Valley, CA
This wine is a sweet homage to Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharias’ son Sam, who helped harvest the small St. Helena vineyard for its Cabernet fruit. To round out the single barrel (only 23 cases made!) Stephanie chose to blend Cabernet Franc and Merlot to create this Bordeaux-style blend.
With its deep, brilliant garnet color, the wine is striking in the glass. Fresh blackberry, dark plum and wild berry custard tart intermingle with beautifully integrated hints of vanilla extract, spiced cedar and dried mint. Medium-full bodied, with a mouthwatering acidity and fine, lingering tannins, the palate is packed with spicy dark fruit, bakeshop spices and subtle coffee notes. Be sure to give this wine 30-45 minutes to decant before you enjoy. Cheers!
Grapes88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
RegionNapa Valley, CA
ProductionJust 23 cases produced
AgeabilityCellar over the next 5-12 years
- A special one-time harvest from a small St. Helena vineyard
- Named after Stephanie's son, Sam, who helped harvest grapes for this wine
- Aged 29 months in 100% French oak (50% new, 50% neutral)
Gold Medal: International Women's Wine Competition 2017
Silver Medal: San Francisco International Wine Competition