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2005 Kistler Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / CARNEROS
  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 70523-2005-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$75.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($75) Bright gold. Vibrant Meyer lemon, lime, iodine and baking spices on the nose, with anise and floral honey qualities building in the glass. Weighty and dry, with sharply defined citrus and pear flavors sharpened by dusty minerals. The spiciness builds through a long, sappy finish that won't quit. Combines power and finesse effortlessly.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Intense smoke, fig, citrus and lemon-lime scents are fresh and lively. Elegant and sleek on the palate, with a nice focus that lingers through the finish. Still a bit raw in texture. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 915 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2005 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard displays a green tinge to its light gold/straw color. On the nose, it exhibits more developed, evolved scents of orange blossoms, buttery apples, tropical fruits, and hints of hazelnuts and honeysuckle. With terrific ripeness as well as acidity, this plump, fleshy Chardonnay is on a faster evolutionary track than some of the other cuvees.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 93

    More golden color. Still excellent. Full fruit.
    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Wine is golden color with a nose of roasted chestnuts. Flavor rich, buttery, vanilla.
    Author: Mike N296
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

  • 503 bottles owned
  • 149 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 149 collectors)