Trois Noix

Muir Hanna Vineyard
2020 Chardonnay
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 133
Vintage

2020

Trois Noix

Muir Hanna Vineyard

Chardonnay
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Fruit for your wine was sourced from the H4 block of Muir-Hanna Vineyard, originally planted in 1987-1988 to Clone 17
  • Whole-cluster pressed, settled overnight, and racked to eight barrels, one puncheon with no new barrel
  • Your wine was crafted with partial indigenous fermentation, with malolactic fermentation blocked
  • Medium-bodied and broad, yet the wine tightens on the mid-palate to a focused and lengthy finish

This auction lot is the culmination of Trois Noix's guiding principles: Community, Opportunity, and Possibility. Our good friend, 6th generation winegrower Michael Hanna, presented us with an opportunity to harvest a small lot of Chardonnay planted in 1987. Based on the spectacular wines we've already made from the Muir-Hanna Vineyard and the Oak Knoll District, we knew there was a possibility to create something extraordinary. Fermented and aged in neutral oak, this old vine Chardonnay showcases concentrated aromas and flavors of green and gold fruits. It has a complexity, focus, and lingering finish that is sure to make it the star of our white wine collection. Fresh and ready to drink upon its release but sure to be a wine that will age gracefully.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Trevor Smith

Winemaker, Trois Noix

Winemaker, Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon but headed east to attend Texas A&M University. After serving four years in the military, he joined the wine industry, working in production and winemaking at wineries in Australia and the United States, most recently as the Cellar Master at Screaming Eagle and Assistant Winemaker at Antica Terra.

Country born: United States

Education: CSW, CSS, CMS-Certified, 2nd-year Candidate in the MW

Years in the wine industry: 9 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Allegory of the Cave by Plato - “It is the task of the enlightened not only to ascend to learning and to see the good but to be willing to descend again to those prisoners and to share their troubles and their honors, whether they are worth having or not. And this they must do, even with the prospect of death.”

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Premiere Napa Valley 2021 Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Trois Noix 2020 Chardonnay Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Muir Hanna Vineyard 25
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