2019 Bergstrom Chardonnay Old Stones

Chardonnay - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WA 94 JS 93 W&S 93 WE 93 WS 92
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2021

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.- EB
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, August 2021

A medium-to full-bodied white with aromas of apricots, lemon zest, cedar and praline. Some smoked almonds and flint, too. Bright and delicious with excellent concentration, balance and length. Drink or hold.
W&S 93

Wine & Spirits, October 2021

This stylish chardonnay starts out fruity and lean, with flavors of juicy lemon and ripe apple. Its fruit-driven attack gives way to a grainy, nutty savor, from almond skin to smoke, that lends complexity and layering...
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, November 2021

Though billed as the “baby sister” to the winery's top-of-the-line Sigrid Chardonnay, this really need not take a back seat to any wine. With less new oak influence, the outstanding citrus and apple fruit shines brightly...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, March 2022

This has a lovely silky texture, with elegantly layered apple and lemon flavors that fan out on the long, crisp and savory finish. Drink now. 1,960 cases made.

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region Oregon
Sub-region Willamette Valley
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.13%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Bergstrom Chardonnay Old Stones is a white wine from the Willamette Valley in Oregon, USA, produced by Bergstrom. This Chardonnay boasts an alcohol content of 13.13% and is sealed with a traditional cork closure.

James Suckling awarded this wine a score of 93, noting its “medium-to full-bodied” character and “aromas of apricots, lemon zest, cedar, and praline.” He also mentioned elements of “smoked almonds and flint,” adding that the wine is “bright and delicious with excellent concentration, balance, and length.” Suckling concludes that this wine is suitable for drinking now or holding for later enjoyment (jamessuckling.com, 8/22/2021).

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave the 2019 Bergstrom Chardonnay Old Stones a slightly higher score of 94, appreciating its “pretty golden apple fruit with wafts of pie crust, beeswax, and flowers.” The review highlighted the wine’s “layered savory fruits and linear acidity,” which contribute to an “expressive, energetic finish” (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 12/17/2021).

Wine Spectator also commended this Chardonnay, giving it a 92 and describing it as having a “lovely silky texture” with “elegantly layered apple and lemon flavors.” The wine’s finish was noted as “long, crisp, and savory,” making it perfect for immediate consumption. The review also mentioned that 1,960 cases of this vintage were produced (Wine Spectator, 3/31/2022).

Wine Enthusiast’s Paul Gregutt rated this wine at 93, highlighting its position as the “baby sister” to Bergstrom’s top-tier Sigrid Chardonnay but emphasizing that it “need not take a back seat to any wine.” Gregutt praised the “outstanding citrus and apple fruit” and “vivid acidity,” along with “notes of seashells and wet stones” (Wine Enthusiast, 11/1/2021).

Lastly, Wine & Spirits gave the wine a 93, describing it as “stylish” with “flavors of juicy lemon and ripe apple.” The initial fruit-driven profile transitions into a “grainy, nutty savor” with complexity and layering, featuring hints of “almond skin to smoke” (Wine & Spirits, 10/1/2021).

Overall, the 2019 Bergstrom Chardonnay Old Stones is widely praised for its complex, layered flavors and excellent balance, making it a noteworthy choice for Chardonnay enthusiasts.