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2003 Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard Athearn Estate

  • 95 WA
  • 91 IWC
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SKU: 52320-2003-750-3A

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($60) Medium yellow. Fresh nose dominated by lemon and lime. Smooth and quite dry in the mouth, with a strong flavor of dusty stone to go with its citric character. Quite Chablis-like. Impressively structured and long for this bottling, and likely to develop positively in bottle for at least five to seven years.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2003 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard has a Chablisien character because of its striking mineral notes in addition to lemon zest, orange rind, and a hint of tropical fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, dense, rich, layered, backward and restrained, but powerful on the palate. It should drink well for 5-7 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Reed D
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Enjoyed. Much more refined than many CA, but still very strong perfume. Drink rest later - maybe 08 or 09
    Author: Nick Riley
  • Self | Rating: 87

    One dimensional. No fruit, but pineapple aromas in the nose.
    Author: Rodney M
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

  • 949 bottles owned
  • 163 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 163 collectors)