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Trotter 1/16 Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sam's Pick

Trotter 1/16 Winery

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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With a purchase of this award-winning 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon by the case (12 bottles), you'll also enjoy an exclusive VIP Tasting Experience for six people with Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharia. Select a restaurant next time you are in Napa and Stephanie will meet you with wines for the tasting party. Guests to cover their own meals.  If you can't make it to Napa, you can select a virtual tasting with Stephanie via Skype from the comfort of your home!
Tasting Notes:

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!

Tasting notes by Carrie Schuster, Chief Marketing Angel
  • Grapes
    88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
  • Region
    Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    Just 23 cases produced
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Cellar over the next 5-12 years
Stephanie Trotter Zacharia
About the Winemaker:
One of 16 children (and the only one making wine!), Stephanie has worked in all areas of the wine industry, from the vineyards to the sales room, for almost 25 years. In 2011, her creative passion found its home in winemaking and she started her own label, Trotter 1/16. With a Double Gold for her inaugural release, followed by many other award-winning wines, Stephanie is a winemaker to follow!
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
  • 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: Orange County Fair's Commercial Wine Comp 2017
Gold Medal: International Women's Wine Competition 2017
Silver Medal: San Francisco International Wine Competition
Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharia shares her "ah-ha" wine tasting moments. Great read!
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Exploding with fruit and earth driven flavors, this Cabernet Sauvignon will pair nicely with lamb, beef, pork, sausage, grilled meats, stews, and game. Dishes with black olives, black pepper, pungent herbs, and mushrooms will also compliment the wine's flavors nicely. Hard cheeses and salami make a perfect accompaniment for cocktail hour.
About the Winery
Trotter 1/16 Winery With one goal in mind, Stephanie left her home and her family in Philadelphia and set out to California to pursue her dream of making wine. After years of working her way up from tasting rooms to cellar master to apprentice winemaker learning the trade, she produced her first vintage in 2011. It was a challenging year to make wine in Napa Valley. Cool weather and heavy rains were obstacles, insurmountable for some. Learn more