2013 Kistler Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse 1.5 L

Year: 2013
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
Price :

"Tightly focused, with a rich core of honeydew melon, citrus, pear, fig and mineral, maintaining vibrancy and leading to a long, deep, persistent finish. Promises to gain over the next few years. Drink now through 2020. -J.L." (WS)

"A wine I adored was the 2013 Chardonnay Trenton Road House. Crisp acidity, notes of white currants, apple butter, white peach and honeysuckle are all present in this full-bodied wine that shows zesty acidity and terrific minerality. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.

The single-vineyard wines all represent much smaller quantities of wine. There have been several noticeable changes in the Kistler wines over the last few years, as they are certainly picking the Pinot Noir at an earlier date and going for less extraction, more fragrance and delicacy. The Chardonnays are still powerful wines but they have backed off the new oak to about 40%. (About 10 years ago, it was around 60%.) Other than that they are still potent and rich Chardonnays that are meant to be drunk in their first 4-6 years of life. It is my experience that aging Kistler wine has not been generally as successful as I would have hoped. Tel. (707) 823 5603" (WA)

"One of the more open-knit, forward wines in this lineup, the 2013 Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse is a terrific choice for drinking over the next handful of years. Yellow orchard fruit, smoke, orange blossom and chamomile are some of the many nuances that flesh out on the generous, inviting finish." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Green-tinged pale yellow. Lime, flint, spice, and petrol on the nose. Dense, vibrant, and tightly-coiled, with a firm minerality energizing the middle palate. Finishes savory and long with a distinct rocky character.