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2012 Kistler Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard

  • 92 WA
  • 91 WS
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SKU: 52316-2012-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2012 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard seems to be the most laid-back, retrained and leanest of all the Chardonnays in the 2012 Kistler portfolio. Floral notes are reticent but emerge with coaxing. The wine is medium-bodied and shows good acidity as well as some tightness and restraint that may favor it among those looking for less ostentatious and exuberant styles of Chardonnay. It is well-endowed, but seems to be holding back a lot of its charm and character under a cloak of acidity. Give it another six months of aging and drink it over the following 5-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Very tight and compact, revealing little outside a vibrant intensity and a core of citrus-infused green apple, melon and spice flavors, tightening on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 91

    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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 265 bottles owned
  • 41 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 41 collectors)