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2005 Kistler Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard Parmalee Hill

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 97 WA
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 189880-2005-750

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$89.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    ($65) Yellow-gold. Strikingly complex aromas of poached pear, toasted grain, iodine and mineral salts, with a suave floral undertone. Palate-staining citrus and stone fruit flavors offer an uncanny blend of finesse and power, with a expression of smoky minerality that reminded me of a Montrachet from Marc Colin. Refuses to let go of the palate, finally finishing with strong iodine, toasty lees and pear skin qualities. A really extraordinary new wine from Kistler, from eight-year-old vines in the Parmalee-Hill Vineyard, planted on rocky soil in southwest Sonoma, near the Carneros line.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    A new offering from Steve Kistler is the 2005 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard, a Sonoma Coast site located close to the Durell Vineyard. This classic 2005 displays a solid core of intense, concentrated fruit, medium to full body, and high acid, which provides superb freshness and buttresses the wine's super intensity and richness. It possesses abundant mineral, white citrus, and orange blossom characteristics as well as beautiful purity. Kistler Vineyards, undeniably one of the world's finest winemaking estates, is run with passionate dedication to detail and quality by Steve Kistler and Mark Bixler. It is wines like these that keep an old critic like me inspired and energized.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Burghound56
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Rodney M
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2006-2012
    Author: Serl Z
  • Self | Rating:

    A great Kistler. First time trying the Stone Flat and loved it. A bit more restrained than many others. Not sure if this is the vintage or the vineyard as I haven't tried any of their other 05's yet. Ripe tropical nose with great focus and acidity. Will certainly last but not sure why I'd wait to drink the rest.
    Author: MikeA
  • Self | Rating: 95

    excellent
    Author: qiiidad
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Great performance from a relatively young vineyard. Bright and luscious fruit, with just a bit of butter.
    Author: Bing
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

  • 700 bottles owned
  • 192 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 192 collectors)