Kistler Laguna Ridge Chardonnay 2020
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Only produced in magnum, the 2020 Chardonnay Laguna Ridge Vineyard has classic aromatics with the addition of fresh mint and key lime. The palate is more taught with tension and more about its stony mineral texture than mid-palate weight. Long and persistent, this will need 2-4 years in bottle to unfurl and show its full potential, but it will be well worth the wait. Enjoy over the next 15 years.
Delicious and powerful, with salted buttery pastry notes, a hint of litsea oil, grilled lemon, dried pineapple, fresh Honeycrisp apple and accents of nutmeg and cardamom, plus a drizzle of honey on a full frame, with vibrant acidity weaving in and out. Drink now through 2030. 188 cases made.
The 2020 Chardonnay Laguna Ridge (Magnum) has just enough depth to be interesting for a few years. Apricot, tropical fruit, sweet spice and honey are all signatures of a very warm and dry year. The short, abrupt finish suggests near-term drinking is the best course of action.