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1998 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard

  • 98 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety

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SKU: 52321-1998-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Offers depth, richness, complexity and wonderful flavors, with layers of fig, peach, nectarine and anise, framed by light, toasty oak. Finishes with long, complex, earthy flavors. 932 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Subdued but pure aromas of apple, apricot and nuts. Thick and rich, but vibrant and sharply delineated, with flavors of spiced apple and minerals. This already boasts terrific breadth, but there more complexity to come. Expanding finish shows terrific persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    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 Vine Hill Road Vineyard is profound. It is a spectacular Chardonnay. Amazingly, a meager 23 tons of fruit emerged from this 15 acre vineyard, and this wine represents the essence of Chardonnay from Vine Hill. The wine has yet to reveal all of its characteristics, but its extraordinary precision, intense mouthfeel, and glorious display of pure fruit that come across in a full-bodied, perfectly balanced fashion, make for a riveting drinking experience. It will evolve for another year or two, and then explode over the following 2-4 years. It may last for more than a decade, and evolve much like a great grand cru white Burgundy.
    Author: Robert Parker
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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

    • 119 bottles owned
    • 47 collectors