2002 Kistler - Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard 750ml

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2002 Kistler - Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($65) Medium yellow. Superripe, musky aromas of orange oil, ginger, charred oak and light sulfides. Sweet and full in the mouth, but with a penetrating quality to the pineapple and spice flavors. This, too, is very light on its feet. Finishes elegant, juicy and long, with an enticing mineral edge to its flavors.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Wine Advocate | 94-96

A profound effort from the dynamic Kistler-Bixler duo is the 2002 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard. Spectacular ripeness along with a liquid minerality give this large-scaled, bigger than life Chardonnay tremendous balance/equilibrium. This compelling, full-bodied, dense wine offers smoky hazelnut characteristics intermixed with oranges, lemons, tropical fruits, and hints of Grand Marnier as well as caramel. There is a lot going on in this full-bodied, concentrated yet impeccably well-balanced offering. It should drink well for a decade.

Drink Dates: 2003-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 150

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Score: 92
Author: Scooter
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/07/2010
Drinking like a good white burgundy, very enjoyable, though the finish lacks a little. Great with food (unlike many Calif. chards.) Drink now or in the next year
Score: 90
Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 01/12/2009
Drink Dates: 2006-2012
Much more oak than the 2003, but the creaminess and vanilla are still prevalent in the nose. Excellent driving acid leads to lasting, balanced finish.
More Vintages and Sizes of Kistler - Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard:

2008 (750ml)
1998 (750ml)

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