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2011 Kistler - Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / CARNEROS
  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 52316-2011-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2011 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard exhibits a greenish hue to its light gold color (a positive sign), and is a more structured Chardonnay with a long finish. Deep and rich with such exotic fruits as mango, guava, peach, honeysuckle and wet rocks. This full-bodied beauty should drink well for 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Offers spicy graham cracker, honey, honeydew melon, fig and baked apple flavors that are intense and leesy, gaining on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Vivid yellow-gold. Powerful mineral-accented aromas of Meyer lemon, pear skin, iodine and white flowers. Stains the palate with vibrant orchard and pit fruit flavors, showing a refreshingly bitter citrus pith quality with air. Deftly combines power and energy and finishes with intense mineral and spice notes and a lingering anise quality.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2012-2017
    Author: Matt O
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

  • 254 bottles owned
  • 66 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 66 collectors)