2005 Kistler - Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard 750ml

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2005 Kistler - Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($80) Vivid gold. Intensely mineral aromas of Meyer lemon, pear, apple and dusty talc. Fresh and energetic, offering tangy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and gaining spiciness with air. Finishes fleshy and broad, with excellent clarity. This won't let go of the palate.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 95-98

The 2005 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard possesses honeysuckle, tangerine, and orange blossom characteristics along with great acidity, plenty of minerality, a greenish hue to its light gold color, and fabulous texture, length, and richness. I suspect there is more honeysuckle in this offering than in some of its peers, but it is flirting with perfection ... it's that compelling.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Wine Spectator | 93

Rich without being overblown, with smoky, toasty oak joining ripe pear, melon, citrus, honeysuckle, mineral and fig flavors that are notably elegant and refined, keeping a tight focus and ending with a lingering aftertaste.

Drink Dates: 2008-2011
Author: James Laube


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Score: 91
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/31/2012
Score: 92
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/01/2011
Drink Dates:
Score: 91
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/06/2009
Drink Dates: 2007-2012
More Vintages and Sizes of Kistler - Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard:

2008 (750ml)
2002 (750ml)
1998 (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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