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2008 Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch

  • 94 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 92 IWC
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SKU: 52314-2008-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Intense hazelnut, tropical fruit, honeyed melon, nut and minerally characteristics jump from the glass of the more restrained, light gold/greenish-colored 2008 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Sleek and spicy, with a mix of sour, leesy lemon drop, green apple, citrus and mineral notes. This is full-bodied, turning somewhat simpler on the finish, where the texture is raw.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Vivid gold. High-pitched, spicy aromas of lemon and lime, with deeper pear and melon qualities and a touch of toasty lees. Supple and creamy on entry, then more taut in the mid-palate, offering juicy melon and orchard fruit flavors firmed by a bitter citrus note. A kick of peppery spice adds cut to the long, impressively focused finish. This wine marks the 30th vintage for this bottling at Kistler.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Jon S495
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Good color a gold and green with minerality and tropical fruit.
    Author: Rodney M
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Oakes and buttery. Chestnut. Well balanced. Clean finish. Lacks complexity.
    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

  • 273 bottles owned
  • 59 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 59 collectors)