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Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch
Trione
United States - California - Sonoma County

River Road Ranch is a 115-acre jewel in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA. Chardonnay vines thrive in well-drained soils, shrouded with fog cooled nights, ideal growing conditions. The grapes for this wine came from two blocks of twelve and fifteen-year-old vines, planted with clones #4, 95, and 2A-Wente.

Bottled poetry is the description of Trione Chardonnay. Burgundian in style of both nose and palate. Rich and inviting, this wine offers a complex mix of toasty baguette, warm melted brie; silky but with the structure demonstrating the aging potential. The wine is tasting great now but will be awesome for the next 5-7 years.

Specifications
Appellation
Sonoma County
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Aged 10-12 months in French oak barrels (40% new)
Pairings

Excellent with fish and seafood, such as flanders in a butter sauce or seared scallops.

Reviews and News

2017 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2017 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - Silver Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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2017 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - Gold Medal - New Orleans International Wine Competition

2017 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - Gold Medal - New Orleans International Wine Competition

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2017 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - 88 PTS - JD

2017 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Chardonnay River Road Ranch is also made in a charming, straightforward style, with quality honeyed orchard fruits and toasty notes, medium-bodied richness, and good overall freshness and balance. It's ideal for drinking over the coming 2-3 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (May 2020), 88 pts

2016 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - 90 PTS - WA

2016 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2016 Chardonnay River Road Ranch is redolent of honeydew melon, fuzzy peaches and spiced apples with touches of almond pastry and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a lot of ripe, rich fruit, with just enough freshness and a nice, long, savory finish. 997 cases produced."

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #236, April 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - 90 PTS - WE

2015 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"This is a bright, effusive, full-bodied wine, with underlying acidity that keeps it fresh in the glass. Apple and pear flavors combine with firm texture, providing weight and breadth."

- Wine Enthusiast (December 2017), 90 pts

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2014 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition 2016

2014 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - Gold Medal - Sunset International Wine Competition 2016

sunset international competition gold"A toasty oak aroma leads to a a broad, generous palate of citrus, white peach, and pineapple, with crackling acidity balancing the ripe fruit."

- GOLD MEDAL - Sunset International Wine Competition 2016

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2014 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - Best wines 2016 - Sunset Magazine

2014 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - Best wines 2016 - Sunset Magazine

sunsetUpgrade your Chardonnay
Chardonnay is easy to come by—it’s our most popular wine by a wide margin. But don’t say, “I’ll have a glass of Chardonnay,” unless you mean it—and make sure that glass earned gold. Life’s too short to dip into a sea of unremarkable Chard."

- Sunset Magazine (October 2016), "The wine to buy this year"

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2014 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - 91 PTS - WE

2014 Trione Chardonnay River Road Ranch - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Toasty wood and crisp lemon complement one another in this medium-bodied, richly layered and developed wine, complex in green apple and nutmeg. There's lovely structure behind this wine as well, making for a food-friendly pairing that should age well in bottle another couple of years."

- Wine Enthusiast (September 2016), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Trione

Trione Winery was established in 2005 by Mark and Vic Trione. The Trione family has farmed Sonoma county for three generations and is deeply rooted in the Sonoma Country wine ...
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