(From 2012 Vintage) Fruit aromas of white peach and Fuji apple fill your nose along with brioche toast and a touch of spice. The palate zings with bright acidity, unveiling ripe apple and pear fruit, with lovely tropical and pineapple flavors. A classic Trefethen Chardonnay, a round and creamy mouthfeel finishes with a crisp and clean finish.
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)
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)