Kistler Trenton Road House Chardonnay 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
While the 2019 Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse comes from the Russian River, it has a Sonoma Coast-like sense of minerality and freshness, with vibrant lemon and poached pear fruits, notes of crushed stone, flowers, and honeyed toast, medium body, bright acidity, and a great, great finish. It's going to benefit from a year in bottle and cruise for a decade.
The 2019 Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse is one of the most reticent wines in this range. Bright saline and mineral notes give the Trenton Roadhouse terrific energy and cut. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2019 for at least a few years, as it is pretty reticent at this stage. Even so, the wine's beauty and elegance are impossible to miss. Goldridge soils with fine-grained sands over clay yields a Chardonnay of tremendous class.
Succulent apricot, butterscotch and green apple flavors are fresh and in focus, but gain momentum as notes of white flowers, tarragon and spice come in on the long finish. Drink now through 2030. 1,050 cases made.