(From 2014 Vintage) A classic Trefethen Chardonnay, the 2014 starts with enticing aromas of Granny Smith apple, clover honey, honeysuckle and nutmeg. Clean and bright flavors of tropical fruits, peach and crisp citrus envelop your taste buds.
Our Chardonnay is a pale gold in color, with enticing aromas of Golden Delicious apple, clover honey, baking spices, vanilla and light butter scents. On the palate, the wine is crisp and well structured, with flavors of apple pie and lemon curd following a refreshing minerality that persists throughout the wine's long, clean finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIt 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.