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1998 Kistler Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen

  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 52312-1998-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Leesy, smoky aromas of orange oil, pineapple, lemon skin, coconut and hazelnut. Intensely flavored, spicy and delineated, with mineral and talc notes. Generous and pliant, but perhaps a bit less fat and more precise than some recent vintages of this wine. Finishes very long, firm and subtle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    This Chardonnay represents an evolution in style. It possesses all the power and concentration of Steve Kistler's most successful wines, but it also has a certain restraint allied with extraordinary complexity and elegance that a few years ago would have been found only in the finest Burgundy grand crus. The 1998 Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen is a spectacularly beautiful, well-delineated effort with everything hitting the olfactory senses and palate in measured doses. However, the overall impression is one of stunning concentration, perfect harmony, fabulous density and richness, and that layered, intense mid-palate and length that only great wines possess. It needs a year or more of cellaring, and should evolve in an intriguing manner for up to a decade. (release date 3/01)
  • Rating: 93

    Wonderful intensity, richness and range of flavor are the hallmarks here, with earthy fig, pear, anise, green olive and herbal notes. The long-lasting finish adds a pretty dose of smoky, toasty oak. 538 cases made.
  • Self | Rating: 75

    Author: Tbone200
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

  • 144 bottles owned
  • 48 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 75
    (Out of 48 collectors)