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2005 Kistler Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

  • 96 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 52316-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($75) Yellow-gold. Sharply focused tangerine and lime aromas are complicated by dusty minerals, white flowers and anise, with a suave undercurrent of toasty lees. Vibrant, finely etched citrus flavors expand on the palate, picking up honeyed pear and green papaya notes. This really stains the palate on the back end, leaving behind a strong echo of smoky minerals.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Consistently one of my favorite Chardonnays from this estate, the exotic 2005 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard offers hints of litchi nuts, tropical fruits, orange marmalade, and mangoes. Full-bodied, with tremendous length, terrific intensity, and an explosive bouquet, all underlaid with super, sappy acidity, this is a gorgeous white to drink over the next decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Rich and full-bodied, with a mix of citrus, herb, green apple and pear-scented flavors that are complex, well-focused and concentrated, ending with a long, rich, smoky finish. 920 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2006-2011
    Author: Serl Z
  • Self | Rating:

    Completely oxidized. Cooked.
    Author: Tbone200
  • Self | Rating: 80

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Toasty marshmallow wrapped around a solid core of tropical fruit. Deep and balanced, with plenty of acidity on the finish. Definitely a food wine. The Hyde Vineyard quality shows here.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2012
    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

  • 622 bottles owned
  • 176 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 176 collectors)