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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2013 Harmony Chardonnay

Vintage

  • 2013

Varietal

  • 100% Chardonnay

Appellation

  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch

Harvest

  • August 30-September 7

Malolactic Fermentation

  • 14%

Oak

  • 10 months (32% new) French

Alcohol

  • 14.6%

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The Vintage

The spring was warm and dry, getting the vines off to an early start. The weather stayed warm throughout the summer but was free of damaging heat spells. September brought a classic Napa Valley autumn with warm days and very cool nights. With the consistent warmth, the harvest began about two weeks early and we had a very busy September. The beautiful growing season resulted in truly exceptional wines—full of ripe flavors, developed in the sunshine, and balanced by natural acidity from the cool nights.

The Wine

Beautifully complex with rich aromas of orange blossom, honeysuckle and lemon créme. In the mouth, the classic Trefethen brightness is framed by a very full body resulting from the time spent sur lie.

Clonal Composition

88% Old Wente Hens and Chicks, 10% Wente Musque and 2% Clone 76

Food Affinities

Enjoy this elegant Chardonnay with full flavored seafood such as lobster or halibut. It also shines alongside pumpkin ravioli and roasted veal chops.

Accolades

 

95 POINTS (v. 2013)
“An impeccably balanced and suave wine that will impress many Chardonnay haters. Mouthwatering acidity keeps the ripe citrus, tropical and golden delicious apple fruit flavors fresh and clean. The impact of barrel fermentation and aging is minimal, giving the wine texture without overt toast or caramel character. Appropriately named, Harmony is just that with richness, elegance and refreshment in one package.”
Linda Murphy, Wine Review Online  August 2015

92 POINTS (v. 2013) California Grapevine  August 2015

4+ STARS (v. 2012)
Ronn Wiegand, Restaurant Wine

EXCEPTIONAL (v. 2009)
“An amazingly complete wine that displays the faint tropical and dried citrus notes of a younger wine with the depth of bottle age (3 1/2 years). A trace of oak adds nuanced complexity.”
Dan Berger, Vintage Experiences

92 Points (v. 2008)
“Achieving great loveliness in its rich and balanced blend of ripe apples, creme brûlée oakiness and seamlessly laid on enlivening acids… this wine has both depth and manners.”
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine



Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards