2018 Trefethen Chardonnay
Chardonnay was their first international success, helping to put not only Trefethen, but Napa Valley on the map. Defined in the vineyard and refined in the cellar, this wine reflects the cool climate of their estate in the Oak Knoll District, showcasing the signature characteristics of brightness and balance.
Aromas of lemon and lime are complemented by a touch of apple blossom and white peach. Subtle notes of toasted oak frame the palate which features more citrus flavors and hints of apple and pear. The lively acidity brings great balance and the finish is refreshing and smooth.
NAME2018 Trefethen Chardonnay
COUNTRY OF ORIGINUSA
REGIONNapa Valley, California
Try a simple dish of salt and pepper
ABOUT THE WINERY
Pioneers in the Napa Valley, the Trefethen family are champions of estate grown wines. For three generations, they have carefully tended to their land, employees, and customers, building a loyal following for their legacy of fine, age-worthy wines with a deep integrity of place.
Embodied in their approach is a profound respect for both people and place. This extends beyond the boundary of their estate, knitting them into the fabric of Napa Valley. Over the past 50 years, they helped establish the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve, co-founded the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, took on leading roles within the Napa Valley Vintners and California Wine Institute, led the effort to build the viticulture and winemaking centers at Napa Valley College, supported the same at UC Davis, hosted the Napa Valley Cooking Class, and established the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley AVA. Their contributions to the wine industry go beyond the wines they make, and help inspire the Napa Valley to live up to its own great expectations.