2001 Kistler - Chardonnay Durell Vineyard 750ml

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2001 Kistler - Chardonnay Durell Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 92

($65) Meursault-like aromas of oatmeal, lemon and spices. Offers a much sweeter impression on entry than the McCrea or Dutton, then more mid-palate fat. Continues with Meursault-like flavors of oatmeal, lemon and nuts. But this tactile, chewy wine, despite showing less obvious acidity, is also classically dry. Still a bit youthfully unforthcoming on the back end, but showing excellent length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114

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Wine Advocate | 94

The sensational 2001 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard's light gold color displays a greenish hue, and the bouquet is reticent, offering up notes of minerals and citrus oil. With excellent acidity, abundant minerality, and a long, concentrated finish, this tight but promising 2001 tastes like a grand cru Chablis mixed with a grand cru Cote d'Or white Burgundy. It should drink well for 5-7 years.

Drink Dates: 2003-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Score: 92
Author: WineDoc
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/23/2013
Score: 94
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 08/10/2010
Excellent fruit, subtle, minerality, acid structure well integrated
More Vintages and Sizes of Kistler - Chardonnay Durell Vineyard:

2008 (750ml)
2006 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)

About This Producer


Kistler Vineyards is a small family-owned winery located in the Russian River Valley specializing in Burgundian style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since its first vintage in 1979, the winery has grown in size to produce 25,000 cases per year. Steve Kistler and Mark Bixler share the winemaking responsibilities, while Mark also acts as chemist and business manager. The winery, completed in 1992, is located on their Vine Hill Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Kistler's fruit is sourced from various vineyards across Napa and Sonoma counties. Kistler Vineyards' wines are released semi-annually and almost exclusively to its mailing list.

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