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1996 Kistler Chardonnay Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard

  • 91 WA
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 52311-1996-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    One of the least expressive, more backward wines of the 1996s, the 1996 Chardonnay Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard rivals the Vine Hill cuvee for high acidity and restraint. However, at the back of the mouth, tropical fruit flavors of peaches, corn, and wet stones compete for attention. All of this is held together by crisp acidity, and subtle toasty oak from high quality French oak barrels. This wine reminds me of some of the more backward grand crus from Burgundy's Cote d'Or.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Slightly roasted aromas of hazelnut, clove, coconut cream and orange zest, plus a soup+§on of white chocolate. More closed in the middle palate than the Hyde, with hints of dried fruits and herbs, as well as the powerful minerality that is so well expressed by the Wente clone planted here. (Steve Kistler prefers chardonnays with a mineral rather than floral character, and thus gravitates toward the old Wente clones). Thoroughly ripe but with sound acids. Powerful, fresh aftertaste.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1999
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 35 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors