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2011 Kistler - Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse

  • 91 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 394133-2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    A new offering for me comes from the rich Goldridge soils of the Russian River and Sonoma Coast. The 2011 Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse is a dead-ringer for a Chassagne-Montrachet premier cru. Roasted hazelnuts, buttered citrus and wood smoke notes are followed by a full-bodied, honeyed Chardonnay that is best consumed over the next 3-4 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of orange, nectarine, smoky minerals and honey. Round, sappy and plush but with a firm spine of acidity that lifts the powerful citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Notes of anise and fig build with air and carry through a strikingly long, smoky, focused finish.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    This offers a touch of creamy, toasty oak, showing nutmeg, green fig, pear, apple and honeydew melon notes that are crisp and lively. Mouthwatering on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 91

    A nice chardonnay, but probably my least favorite Kistler chard from the vintage
    Drink Dates: 2016-2020
    Author: jimc

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 220 bottles owned
  • 51 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 51 collectors)