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Trotter 1/16 Winery Ben's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon

Trotter 1/16 Winery

2016 & 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Coombsville, Napa Valley, CA


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Tasting Notes:

"For this special Napa Valley red, I held back a barrel of the 2016 and one barrel of the 2017 Cabernet sauvignon from the same vineyard to blend together. Capturing a mini vertical of barreled wines. This wine is silky on the palate with rich fruit and well integrated tannins. It opens with perfumed notes of boysenberry, raspberry, leading to cherry pie, spiced pipe tobacco and caramel.  The palate reveals chocolate covered espresso beans, blackberry, caramel and vanilla with a silky finish.  

Dedicated to my husband, Ben for his patience and unrelenting support for my wine adventure. The original artwork for the label was created by Jeannine Luke."

–Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharia

  • Color: medium garnet
  • Aromas: raspberry, red cherry, dark chocolate, toffee, bay leaf, eucalyptus 
  • Palate: cherry, cocoa bean, cedar wood, vibrant acidity, soft tannins, lingering finish

– Tasting Notes by Cellar Angels

  • Grapes
  • Region
    Oak Canyon Ranch, Coombsville, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    46 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    With well integrated tannins, it is delightful now but could hold for 15 years
Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharia Napa Valley
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:
Aged 28 & 40 months in 50% new Quintessence French barrels.

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Food Pairing Suggestions:
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