Matthiasson, Trois Noix

2023 Chardonnay
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 20
Vintage: 2023

Matthiasson, Trois Noix

Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

20 cases produced


  • A fresh, energetic and balanced expression of Oak Knoll Chardonnay
  • Shows lifted aromatics, minerality and mouth-watering acidity via entirely native fermentation
  • Crafted from the organic Linda Vista Vineyard and the iconic Muir-Hanna Vineyard
  • A collaboration between winemakers Steve Matthiasson and Mike Tracy


Chardonnay is a varietal that has experienced many stylistic undulations over time. Originating in Burgundy, France, it is now the seventh-most widely planted varietal in the world and is crafted in many different ways. In this exciting collaboration, Matthiasson and Trois Noix team up to celebrate our passion for this grape and its suitability to be grown in the cooler region of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. This lot represents two distinct vineyards and winemakers; however, we align closely in crafting a Chardonnay that balances ripe fruits, electric acidity and richness on the palate.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced

Mike Tracy

Winemaker, Trois Noix

Winemaker, Mike Tracy

My journey into winemaking began when I was a child. I was raised on the Gallo Frei Ranch in Dry Creek Valley where my mother worked as an accountant. My godfather, an immigrant from Mexico and cellar worker at the property, exposed me to both the pleasure and discipline of making wine from vineyard to bottle.

From this early experience I always knew I would make wine, and I obtained a B.S. in Viticulture and Enology from Cornell University in 2012. Fast forward thirteen commercial vintages throughout Sonoma, Napa, New Zealand and Argentina, and I am ecstatic to be crafting the wines of Trois Noix alongside Jaime Araujo.

I believe that high-quality wine is made in the vineyard, and that rigorous and sustainable farming programs are critical to the process. I am inspired by creating wines that showcase purity of fruit, freshness, and the genuine structure to age.

Country born: United States

Education: - B.S. in Viticulture and Enology from Cornell University
- M.B.A in Wine Business from Sonoma State University
- Mentors: Francoise Peschon, Jennifer Williams, Mark Porembski, Martha McClellan, Bob Levy, and Michel Rolland.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Honors / Awards:
- American Society of Enology and Viticulture Scholarship recipient
- Nelson J. Shaulis Advancement for Viticulture Research Scholarship recipient

Winemaking Philosophy:
My winemaking philosophy is that the core of a wine is crafted in the vineyard. By taking care of the health of our vineyards and responding to their individual needs, the winemaking process is simplified. That said, I strive to make classic Napa Valley wines that showcase depth of flavor, freshness, and authentic ageability.

Steve Matthiasson

Winemaker, Trois Noix

Winemaker, Steve Matthiasson

Years of working with different wineries on the vineyard side of the business has helped me understand the relationship between viticulture and wine. After a decade of exploring making wine from different grape varieties, vineyard sites and farming techniques, I started making our Matthiasson wines in 2003. I strive to make wines that are ripe and powerful yet food friendly and moderate in alcohol. We grow traditional Napa Valley varieties like Cabernet and Chardonnay as well as less common varieties such as Ribolla Gialla and Cabernet Franc.

Country born: United States

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winery Distribution

Matthiasson, Trois Noix is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Matthiasson, Trois Noix Contact: Mike Tracy


  • Arizona ( Maverick Arizona )
  • California ( Kimberly Jones Selections )
  • Florida ( Domain & Estates Florida )
  • Illinois ( Southern Glazer's IL )
  • Maryland ( Constantine Wines )
  • Massachusetts ( Boston Wine Co. )
  • New York ( Domain & Estates New York )
  • Tennessee ( D & V Distributing )
  • Texas ( Maverick Texas )
  • Washington ( Downtown Wine & Spirits )


  • Canada - Ontario ( Brix + Mortar )
  • Puerto Rico ( Hedonist PR )
  • South Korea ( Vital Wine )
  • United Kingdom ( Top Selections )
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