(2006 Vintage) 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.
Wine Spectator(2013 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015
Robert Parker(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(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(2006 Vintage)