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2000 Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen 750ml
2000 Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen
USA - California - Sonoma
White / Chardonnay
2000 Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen
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Professional Reviews

IWC
95(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 108

($70) Paler than usual for this wine, almost green-tinged. Puligny-like aromas of minerals, spring flowers and grilled nuts; little obvious sulfides here. Hugely rich and broad in the mouth, with great early sweetness. Consistent, rather backward wine, with terrific cut thanks to brisk lemony acidity and pronounced minerality. Very structured and very strong on the back end. This used to be a barrel selection, and thus to some extent less of a soil-driven wine than the vineyard-designated bottlings, but now it's made almost entirely from old Wente clones planted in the Kistler Vineyard, at an altitude of 1,500 to 1,800 feet.

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Community Reviews

88

Mark D928 Trust Rating: 81 Tasted On: 09/24/2009

Not as great as one expects from all the hype. Very good bottle but not worth the money. Fully mature so drink up.

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