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Kistler Chardonnay Trenton Road House 2009, 750mL (WA96, ST94) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Kistler Chardonnay Trenton Road House

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: US
Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County

WA96, ST94
Rated 96 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2009 Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse is one of the more intense wines in the lineup. The Trenton Road House is all about textural power and depth. It will appeal most to readers who enjoy the richer style of California Chardonnay. Layers of fruit build to an explosive finish that won`t be denied, yet the wine turns intensely mineral, pointed and multi-dimensional with time in the glass. This is another great showing. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `I was blown away by these wines from Steve Kistler, his partner Mark Bixler and winemaker Jason Kesner. Over the last few years Kistler has refined his approach, as he wasn`t totally satisfied by the way some of his earlier wines had developed in bottle. Today Kistler is picking his Chardonnays at lower Brix levels, using less French oak (with no stirring of the lees) and keeping the wines in barrel for a shorter amount of time, all in an effort to preserve as much freshness as possible. The result is wines that are totally different in style from past years. The Pinots see a maximum of 50% new oak barrels and that number will continue to trend downwards over the next few years. The 2009 harvest started around September 4 for both Chardonnay and Pinot. The 2009s were bottled in December 2010. Unfortunately, I was not able to taste the 2010s, as they had been bottled just prior to my visit. I will taste those wines in October, 2012. A frequent source of frustration among Wine Advocate readers has been the lack of in-the-bottle reviews for Kistler wines. Beginning this year, all wines tasted from barrel will be subsequently reviewed from bottle as well. Readers who haven`t tasted the Kistler wines in some time owe it to themselves to do so. These are some of the most thrilling wines being made in California today.`


$79.00

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Kistler Chardonnay Trenton Road House

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: US
Appellation: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County

WA96, ST94
Rated 96 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2009 Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse is one of the more intense wines in the lineup. The Trenton Road House is all about textural power and depth. It will appeal most to readers who enjoy the richer style of California Chardonnay. Layers of fruit build to an explosive finish that won`t be denied, yet the wine turns intensely mineral, pointed and multi-dimensional with time in the glass. This is another great showing. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `I was blown away by these wines from Steve Kistler, his partner Mark Bixler and winemaker Jason Kesner. Over the last few years Kistler has refined his approach, as he wasn`t totally satisfied by the way some of his earlier wines had developed in bottle. Today Kistler is picking his Chardonnays at lower Brix levels, using less French oak (with no stirring of the lees) and keeping the wines in barrel for a shorter amount of time, all in an effort to preserve as much freshness as possible. The result is wines that are totally different in style from past years. The Pinots see a maximum of 50% new oak barrels and that number will continue to trend downwards over the next few years. The 2009 harvest started around September 4 for both Chardonnay and Pinot. The 2009s were bottled in December 2010. Unfortunately, I was not able to taste the 2010s, as they had been bottled just prior to my visit. I will taste those wines in October, 2012. A frequent source of frustration among Wine Advocate readers has been the lack of in-the-bottle reviews for Kistler wines. Beginning this year, all wines tasted from barrel will be subsequently reviewed from bottle as well. Readers who haven`t tasted the Kistler wines in some time owe it to themselves to do so. These are some of the most thrilling wines being made in California today.`


$79.00

$71.10

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