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2006 Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard Athearn Estate

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

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SKU: 52320-2006-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$79.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($75) Greenish-gold color. Musky peach pit and mango aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and honeysuckle. Firm, tightly focused citrus and dried pit fruit flavors gain weight and gentle sweetness with air, picking up a juicy melon quality. Firm finishing notes of pear skin, tarragon and minerals give this wine a grown-up character.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Fresh, rich and vibrant. Full-bodied, deep and concentrated, showing spicy green apple and pear flavors, with a lemon-citrus shading. Gains velocity on the finish, where this holds its focus. 3,634 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2006 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard exhibits a light gold/green hue along with aromas of stone fruits, honey, orange zest (or is it tangerine?), and subtle wood spices. Full-bodied with beautiful texture as well as purity, and a long finish.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating:

    Excellent Thanksgiving wine
    Author: Friedrich L
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

  • 1632 bottles owned
  • 199 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 199 collectors)