Trefethen HāLo 2009
To taste HāLo is to take a magical walk through our Hillspring Vineyard. Aromas of blackberries and bay leaves like those that grow along the spring-fed creek that flows through the property entice the nose. The perfume from the oak forest that surrounds the vineyard invites the palate and delivers complex and deep flavors of tobacco, smoke and earth coming from the soil.
An intoxicating perfumed aroma opens up to a rich and juicy palate of milk chocolate, black plum, cinnamon and hazelnut. A smooth texture with good structure provides a white glove finish. Decanting will bring out the best in this delicious wine.
The wine is complex with multilayers of cloves, chocolate, juicy plum and raspberry that all ride on a bright peppery, gamey base. Energetic and beautifully balanced, decanting will bring out the best in this delicious wine.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine"It is apparent from the very first sniff that there is something very special going on here, and all of the richness and beauty of this impeccably crafted wine's deep and wonderfully refined, incisively varietal aromas is reiterated in compelling and complex flavors that follow. Full and expressive but extraordinarily nuanced with a finish that seems to go on forever, this benchmark bottling is the stuff of which Cabernet dreams are made. As good as it is now, it is not near to reaching its best, and those who somehow can find the patience to wait will find new fascinations for a great many years to come."