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2008 Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard Athearn Estate

  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
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SKU: 52320-2008-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright yellow-gold. White peach, melon and honey on the nose, with a floral nuance that gains strength with air. Round and juicy, offering open-knit honeydew and pit fruit flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. A sneaky note of lemon rind adds cut and firmness to the persistent, sappy finish. This is the most approachable of this year's set of chardonnays.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Fresh apple and spicy floral scents are elegant and delicate in this medium- to full-bodied white, which is impressive for its fresh, snappy fruit vitality.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2008 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard reveals copious aromas of white peaches, crushed rocks, nectarines and citrus blossoms in a grand cru Chablis-like style. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2011-2018
    Author: Serl Z
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drinking well. Citrus after honey nose.
    Author: Rodney M
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

  • 656 bottles owned
  • 106 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 106 collectors)