Trefethen Family Vineyards

Oak Knoll District Chardonnay

8.9363 ratings
8.831 pro ratings
Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
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Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Pale and lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with toasty aromas. On the palate flavors of crisp apple and peach with lemon citrus zest and nutty vanilla notes, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ finish ending with fruit, oak and spicy mineral character. Nice!

Pale and lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with toasty aromas. On the palate flavors of crisp apple and peach with lemon citrus zest and nutty vanilla notes, well balanced with acidity. Medium+ finish ending with fruit, oak and spicy mineral character. Nice!

Mar 16th, 2022
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Corked...

Corked...

Oct 11th, 2018
Eric Urbani

Oak

Oak

Feb 10th, 2018
Alan Chiu

Alan had this 7 years ago

Alan had this 7 years ago

2 people found it helpfulSep 11th, 2015
Daniel P. Drake

Today I am trying the 2012 Trefethen Chardonnay. After the earthquake they recently experienced and the damage they suffered I thought I would like to try their wines. I am pleasantly surprised and enjoying this Chardonnay. The aroma is wonderful full of pineapple, lemon, other citrus notes, butter cream and white flowers. On the palate I get nice lemon zest, peach, mild butter, good minerality, medium + acidity and a good long lingering finish. This is a well balanced Chardonnay and bought at $26.99.

Today I am trying the 2012 Trefethen Chardonnay. After the earthquake they recently experienced and the damage they suffered I thought I would like to try their wines. I am pleasantly surprised and enjoying this Chardonnay. The aroma is wonderful full of pineapple, lemon, other citrus notes, butter cream and white flowers. On the palate I get nice lemon zest, peach, mild butter, good minerality, medium + acidity and a good long lingering finish. This is a well balanced Chardonnay and bought at $26.99.

2 people found it helpfulSep 7th, 2014
James Waterson

James had this a year ago

James had this a year ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2021
Jayna Fontenot

Decent legs, 6/10. Smells like honeysuckle and citrus. A good example of a California Chardonnay. A small bite, and finish isn't very long lasting. Well balanced and lightly buttery. Good!

Decent legs, 6/10. Smells like honeysuckle and citrus. A good example of a California Chardonnay. A small bite, and finish isn't very long lasting. Well balanced and lightly buttery. Good!

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2019
Kyle Altomare

Assistant Winemaker at Artesa Vineyards & Winery

8.4

Very solid CA Chardonnay. Happy to see 2012 turned out fantastic.

Very solid CA Chardonnay. Happy to see 2012 turned out fantastic.

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2014
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

Always elegant and solid. Under appreciated.

Always elegant and solid. Under appreciated.

Aug 13th, 2016
Zane Fralick

Production Terra D'Oro Winery

8.0

Very oaky and buttery. Typical for a Chardonnay but not my favorite. Crisp and tart....maybe a bit too tart. Clean dry finish...very earthy flavored.

Very oaky and buttery. Typical for a Chardonnay but not my favorite. Crisp and tart....maybe a bit too tart. Clean dry finish...very earthy flavored.

Dec 16th, 2015