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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2008 Cutting Horse Vineyard Chardonnay

This limited release wine is a tribute to the sport of Cutting, with a percentage of the sales going to NCHA charities and Colorado State University for equine medical research. According to Janet Trefethen, an avid cutter, “This is a wonderful way to enjoy a great wine and give support to the equestrian community at the same time.”

The Trefethen family is renowned for its Napa Valley Estate Grown Wines. Theirs is a rich agricultural heritage with a passion for winemaking. Nearly everyone in the family is a top-ranked cutter, so it only seems fitting to integrate these two life-long pursuits.

A champion horse is like a champion wine ~
Trefethen Family Vineyards… The Best Bred Wines!


  • 2008


  • 100% Chardonnay


  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch


  • September 04–October 14


  • 8 Months French


  • 13.5%


  • August 2009

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The Vintage

2008 was a topsy-turvy weather year featuring heavy winter rains; spring drought; the worst frost season in over 35 years in March and April; inclement weather during bloom in May; and gorgeous summer and early-fall weather. The net result was a significantly reduced crop of grapes with beautifully concentrated flavors and ideal sugar-acid ratios.

Vintages  2011 2009 2008
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards