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Trefethen Chardonnay Estate 2018

There are certainly regional differences in Chardonnays produced in the USA but the paramount definer of any individual wine is the intent of the winemaker. The delicacy of chardonnay offers a canvas onto which a winemaker can impress a wide variety of fragrances and flavours through the vinification techniques he chooses. I describe first the core fragrances and flavours then the most common nuances associated with these wines as they are made in America. Fragrances of the grape are apple and apple blossom, citrics but most often lemon and floral notes especially acacia. Winemakers can and do often impart vanilla, butter, which give a sense of intensity, and peanut brittle. The core flavours are apple again, pear, fig, melons and, once again, citrics most often grapefruit or lemon though here is mostly zest not juice. The winemaking can add texture and creaminess building the wine’s richness.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Downtown Liquor
Alexandria
612-763-5404

Plaza Discount Liquor
Alexandria
320-762-1716

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-835-6063

The Vintage
Chanhassen
952-975-9175

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Lunds & Byerlys - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-474-1298

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

Kowalski's Excelsior Market
Excelsior
952-229-8300

Ace Spirits
Hopkins
952-960-8014

Sunfish Cellars
Lilydale
651-552-5955

Lakeside Wine & Spirits
Long Lake
952-475-2936

Costco - Maplewood
Maplewood
612-486-1738

Haskell's - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
612-333-2434

Mgm - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-922-1130

Kowalski's Uptown Market
Minneapolis
612-377-3448

The Wine Shop
Minnetonka
952-988-9463

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

Total Wine & More - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-545-2754

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

Cub Wine & Spirits - Oakdale
Oakdale
651-739-3570

Napa Valley Liquors
Otsego
612-382-7108

Vinifera Wines & Ales
Plymouth
763-473-0008

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

Costco - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
763-582-9615

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Toasted Wine+spirits+ales
Saint Paul
651-246-8054

Haskell's - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-439-3399

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

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