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Trefethen Family Vineyards

2013 Dry Riesling


  • 2013


  • 100% Riesling


  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Estate Vineyard

  • 100% Main Ranch


  • September 3–14

Residual Sugar

  • 6.3 grams/L (Dry)


  • 12.5%

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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

Aromas of jasmine, orange blossom and lime lead to rich tropical and floral notes on the palate. The wine has delightful acidity and minerality and ends with flavors of ruby red grapefruit and peaches.

Food Affinities

Shellfish, sushi, crab cakes, seared Ahi tuna, lemon chicken, grilled chicken-apple sausages and a broad assortment of Asian, southwestern and Caribbean dishes (especially green curries) are just a few of the delicious matches for this wonderfully versatile food wine. Don’t forget to sip some while you cook!

IRF Chart


90 POINTS (v. 2013)
Anthony Dias Blue The Tasting Panel
August 2014

94 POINTS (v. 2013)
“If only more Napa wineries would let their hair (and wallets) down and produce Rieslings with such class and finesse.”
Linda Murphy July 2014

90 POINTS (v. 2012)
Anthony Dias Blue The Tasting Panel
August 2013

GOLD (v. 2012)
Tasters Guild International Wine Competition May 2013

WINNER First Riesling to be selected a winner (v. 2012)
2013 Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition

" Classic Riesling aroma with a trace of jasmine spice, bright and lilting. Always a phenomenal wine...."Dan Berger February 2013

GOLD (v. 2011)
San Diego International Wine Competition June 2012

GOLD (v. 2011)
San Francisco International Wine Competition June 2012

WINE OF THE WEEK (v. 2011)
Dan Berger, June 2012

91 POINTS ~ Editors Choice
(v. 2009)
Wine Enthusiast Magazine July 2011

FOUR STARS (v. 2009)
Wall Street Journal

“One of the world’s best Dry Rieslings this side of Alsace.”
Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun December 2010 (v.2009)

“EXCEPTIONAL” (v. 2009)
Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences, December 2010

“Perhaps the best dry white wine deal in the Napa Valley.” -Matt Kramer, Making Sense of California Wines

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Trefethen Family Vineyards