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2011 Kistler Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard Parmalee Hill

  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 189880-2011-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A seductive style that combines smooth, creamy oak with spicy baked apple, hazelnut, citrus rind and green fig notes. Tightly focused, fresh and vibrant, ending with snappy stone fruit flavors.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Greenish gold. Precise, intense aromas of lemon pith, iodine, white flowers and dusty minerals. Densely packed and youthfully tight, with penetrating citrus fruit and mineral flavors complicated by a subtle touch of buttered toast. Finishes tight and brisk, with admirable clarity and stony persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    One of my favorite offerings, the 2011 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard (sometimes called the Parmalee-Stone Flat Vineyard) exhibits a Corton-Charlemagne-like character. A structured, mineral-driven white with plenty of white currant, quince, orange marmalade and caramelized lemon characteristics, this full-bodied, expansive, full wine should drink well for 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Pkaleta
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

  • 245 bottles owned
  • 54 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 54 collectors)