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2001 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 95 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 52321-2001-750

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$69.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($60) Less bright yellow than the Hudson. Reticent, pure aromas of minerals, menthol and truffle. Concentrated, precise, minerally and tactile, but still tightly wound. Very juicy, dry and sharply delineated chardonnay, finishing quite long and a bit austere. Offers terrific potential. From very poor soils, notes Kistler, who says the structure of this wine resembles that of the McCrea.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A brilliant effort, the 2001 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard is tightly-knit, but full-bodied and powerful, with an oily texture buttressed by considerable acidity. Citrus oil, buttered tropical fruit, mineral, and roasted nut characteristics are present in this gorgeous offering. Full-bodied, pure yet well-structured, this terrific effort will drink well for 5-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Intense and concentrated, with mature hints of caramel, green apple, cedar and spice, finishing with a tight smoky, cedary oak flavor and a touch of herb and citrus. 2,765 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 95

    A brilliant effort, the 2001 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard is tightly-knit, but full-bodied and powerful, with an oily texture buttressed by considerable acidity. Citrus oil, buttered tropical fruit, mineral, and roasted nut characteristics are present in this gorgeous offering. Full-bodied, pure yet well-structured, this terrific effort will drink well for 5-8 years. Tel. (707) 823-5603; Fax (707) 823-6709
    Drink Dates: 2003
    Author: jrwill
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Extremely concentrated flavors - almost unbearably so. Too extracted and out of balance. Intense meyer lemon flavor overpowers the acidity and mineral elements. This lacks the finesse my last bottle had. It was one of those rare times when I had to dilute the wine with a little water - and when I did, it immediately improved.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2009
    Author: PurpleTeeth
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 901 bottles owned
  • 138 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 138 collectors)