Monday, September 04, 2006



Trefethen wines were conceived in 1968 when Eugene and Catherine Trefethen bought around 600 acres of land in the Napa Valley. The vineyards and winery are nestled in the Southern hills of the Napa Valley in an area know as the Oak Knoll district. The Family began growing grapes and selling them to the best wineries in the Valley. In 1973 Trefethen wines were officially born when the family decided their grapes needed an identity of their own. They built a winery and began to produce small quantities of estate grown wines. Today the Trefethens are considered Napa Valley pioneers and their wines are renowned worldwide. They continue with their commitment to producing world-class wines.

Trefethen Chardonnay 2004

This delightful Trefethen bottle opens up with a golden tone and a warm aroma of toasted almonds and honey. Gentle fruit sensations rise from the glass inviting the nose with peach and pear. The palate is vibrant and bursting with bright fruits. Lemon drops and tropical pineapple fill the mouth and leave a lasting impression on the finish.

Trefethen Chardonnay 2003

This is a classic vintage that delivers sweetness on the nose that continues to delight on the palate. The nose opens up with mango and apple with layers of tropical fruits and a hint of tarragon. The palate is full with lavish citrus flavors and understated oak notes. A graceful, light finish is completed with a mineral undertone and a lasting impression of fruit.

Trefethen Chardonnay 2002

This bottle has a brilliant tropical nose with hits of mango and a spicy note of tarragon. The palate enjoys a full creamy texture and a zesty lemon concentration with undertones of oak to balance the flavor. The fruit lingers throughout the finish and is complemented by an underlying mineral hit and a smooth silky texture.

Trefethen Chardonnay 2001

This wine is big and inviting on the nose with sensual hints of vanilla and warm creamy butter notes. Underlying fresh granny apples and crisp Fuji apples slide onto the palate melding with tropical and citrus fruits and juicy guava. This wine is completed with a firm balance and a long velvet finish.

Trefethen Chardonnay 2000

This bottle opens up with a bright tropical nose and a sweet fruity flavor. Pineapple and mango notes rise from the glass and are complemented by a hit of spicy tarragon. The wine flows onto the palate like silk and reveals creamy citrus flavors of lemon and apple with undertones of oak and mineral. The wine finishes with a lingering fruit flavor and a hit of spice.

Trefethen Chardonnay 1999

This bottle opens up with a soft glowing honey tone and a vibrant nose of apple, lemon zest and sweet honeydew. A graceful flow of full rich fruit pours onto the palate delightfully melding with classic oak and verbena. The finish is well balanced with a long fruit essence.

Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

This is a brilliant rich wine with an opulent purple hue and a heavy fruit concentration on the nose and mouth. Ripe plum and blackberries begin the nose and deepen on the palate blending nicely with violets, vanilla and a hint of forest floor. This wine possesses a delicate, graceful flow, a full mouth of fruit and a long sweet finish.

Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

This wine opens sweetly on the nose with a rich melding of red berries and cherry fruits. A dusting of cedar cigar box and spice and layers of oak pour onto the palate filling the nose and mouth with complexity. The wine is full and lavish on the mouth with oak and spice components sweetly converging to complete the bottle.

Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

This 2000 Estate blend is warm and spicy on the nose with juicy hits of cherry and wild berries and an underlying oak essence. The wine flows onto the palate warming the mouth with a berry fruit and cherry complement and an elegant hint of tobacco and chocolate. A well structured combination of tannins and fruit flavors linger on the full, lush finish.

Trefethen Cabernet Sauvigon 1999

This vintage is full of richly concentrated cherry fruits that promise on the nose and slide onto the palate. Aromas of black berry jam, cassis and currant are complemented by an underlying oak that flows seamlessly onto the mouth. Fresh fruit flavors dominant the palate and continue to impress leaving a lingering forward finish.

Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

This is a vibrant lavish wine with a full nose of fruit to begin the bottle. Rich essences of plum and cherry are off set with a cedar layer and a heavy full concentration of dark berries. On the mouth the aromas intensify and coat the mouth in fruit. Hints of black pepper show on the palate and the big bright fruit flavors leave a lasting impression.