Bergstrom Old Stones Chardonnay 2020
|United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
White gold with a youthful green hue. Lovely stuff here with a great, reductive, mineral note of fresh struck flint, hazelnuts, spiced pastry cream, grilled citrus, toasted brioche, but primarily lives up to its name with a great, wet stone, mineral expression. Bright, vibrant, and electric on the palate with refreshing citrus, green apple and just-ripe pear notes. A long and succulent finish with a great core of pure fruit sweetness and an elegant structure
The 2019 Chardonnay Old Stones has pretty golden apple fruit with wafts of pie crust, beeswax and flowers, while the palate offers layered savory fruits and linear acidity, which make for an expressive, energetic finish.
Lovely aromas of lemon peel, chamomile and rosemary. Medium-bodied with real mineral character. Silt and oyster shell. Lovely, bright and energetic drive. Crisp. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Always a fine value, the latest Old Stones puts an emphasis on fresh, juicy citrus fruits, a hint of pineapple, and a compelling wet stone minerality. There's good definition throughout, and the flavors cut a clean swath across the palate and down through a finish, hinting lightly at barrel toast.
Steely and precise, detailed, offering tart apple, lemon and river stone flavors that speed toward a vibrant ending. Drink now.