(From 2010 Vintage) Our 38th vintage of Napa Valley Chardonnay is a classic Trefethen Chardonnay which highlights tropical and floral aromas with a hint of almond. This Chardonnay has a soft mouthfeel balanced with acidity and a stony minerality which makes this a very food-friendly wine. Flavors of apple pie and citrus, especially that of lemon zest, fill the palate of this rich and balanced Chardonnay.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2006 Vintage) It has taken the world a couple of decades for the Chardonnay spectrum to tilt unmistakably in Trefethen's direction, and given that the winery's restrained, balanced approach to the grape is more and more taking hold, it is a bit disappointing to find this wine even more closed in than normal. Its Pippin apple fruit may find greater voice over time, but for the moment, the wine runs just enough slightly off the pace.
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage)
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Chardonnay offers up notes of apple blossoms, honeysuckle, white currants and white peaches. This medium-bodied, fresh, pure, nicely textured, classy, well-made Chardonnay should be enjoyed over the next 3-5 years. (eRobert Parker, October 2014)