2009 Kistler - Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard 750ml

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2009 Kistler - Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 94

Vivid gold. Lively, mineral-dominated aromas of candied citrus fruits, pear and ginger, with a smoky nuance building with air. Rich and expansive but very dry, offering palate-staining orange and pear skin flavors lifted by vibrant mineral and floral notes. Closes with excellent clarity and cut; there's zero excess fat here.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | 93

The 2009 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard comes across a bit inward and less expressive than the other wines in the collection. Scents of lemon, almonds and pastry emerge from the glass. The overall impression is of a small-scaled wine that, while quite pretty, lacks the visceral thrill of the top wines here.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Wine Spectator | 91

Displays wildflower, subtle peach and mineral flavors that are dialed back without sacrificing depth and persistence. One of the most understated and delicate of the Kistler's new releases.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: James Laube


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Drink Dates: 2011-2019
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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Score: 93
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/25/2014
Score: 93
Author: Edward O88
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/31/2013
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More Vintages and Sizes of Kistler - Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard:

2010 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)
2007 (750ml)
2002 (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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