2017 Trenton Roadhouse ChardonnayJoin To Purchase
Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse, from vines planted in Goldridge soils, has a warm, open, savory nose of toasted almond, spring honey, crushed shell, warm white peaches and baked quince with an undercurrent of dried flowers and spices. Medium-bodied, it explodes in the mouth with intense, energetic, spice and earth-laced fruit layers strung with tangy acidity and finishes long, layered and full of verve.
One of the more overt wines in the range, the 2017 Chardonnay Trenton Roadhouse is bright, punchy and wonderfully nuanced, with a good deal of phenolic intensity behind the fruit. In the glass, the 2017 has a real sense of structure coming from abnormally low yields. Citrus peel, savory herbs, menthol and dried flowers add shades of nuance to this potent Chardonnay. I would give the 2017 at least another year or two in bottle.