Trefethen Dragons Tooth Red 2012
The red dragon on the label of our Dragon’s Tooth Napa Valley Red Wine originated in ancient British legend where two dragons-one red, one white-fight in the sky. The boy Merlin watches them with King Vortigern and when the red prevails, driving the white across the sea, the boy foretells the coming of King Arthur who will lead Vortigern’s people, the Welsh, to victory over the invading Saxons.Catherine Trefethen, our First Lady, was Welsh. Her loves for wine, gardens and family were the inspiration for our estate in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District, and though she has departed, her spirit is still felt, especially in the cool foggy mornings when mist envelops the vineyard and our minds tend towards whimsical imaginings.Highlighting our new plantings of Malbec and Petit Verdot, this 100% Estate wine is born in the rockiest part of our vineyard where obsidian flakes occasionally remind us of the toothy smile of Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon), guardian and symbol of Wales.
This is definitely a red meat wine that can stand up well with spicy Mexican or Cajun dishes. Or, try it with Italian dishes featuring red meats and hearty tomato sauces. Dragon’s Tooth also shines with barbecue, chili and sausage.
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