2006 Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen 750ml

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2006 Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen
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International Wine Cellar | 95

($90) Bright yellow-gold. Deep, musky aromas of poached pear, peach pit, iodine, smoked meat and yellow rose. Fleshy, palate-coating orchard and pit fruit flavors display outstanding depth, with strong floral, herbal and mineral qualities adding complexity. The finish is a wall of deep, powerful fruit and mineral notes that refuses to let go of the palate. This is all Wente clone and the richest chardonnay of this year's line-up from Kistler.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | 96-98

The 2006 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Cathleen, from a specific block of that site, reveals flowery white currant, peach, and tropical fruit notes interwoven with undeniable minerality and impressive acidity. A full-bodied Chardonnay with excellent density, ripeness, and length, it should drink well for a decade. Another impressive group of Chardonnays from Steve Kistler, these 2006s are unmistakably Burgundian in their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles. Kistler has given up on the highly fashionable Dijon clones, relying on old California clones, primarily old Wente selections.

Drink Dates: 2007-2017
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Score: 97
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/02/2014
Drink Dates: 2010-2018
Gold. Mild floral aromas mixed with honeysuckle jump from the glass. The wine kept improving with air and went from great to amazing. Flavors of peaches and tropical fruits kept up the attack to the last drop. Great minerality and acidity. Terrific
Score: 93
Author: sbind
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/24/2009
More Vintages and Sizes of Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen:

2011 (750ml)
2010 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2007 (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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