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2013 Kistler - Chardonnay Durell Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 52313-2013-750-2B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Rich and expansive, starting tight and unfolding to reveal complex pear, apple, citrus and green fig notes, easing into a lengthy aftertaste that keeps the flavors at the forefront. Drink now. 1,055 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2013 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard comes across as a bit more closed than the McCrea. It will be interesting to see if the Durrell gains a little more flesh over time. Today, it is one of the leaner wines in the range, although there is plenty of energy and brightness in the citrus and floral notes that are front and center. Of all the 2013 Chardonnays, the Durell is the least expressive relative to how it showed from tank prior to bottling.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2013 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard shows plenty of stone fruits, orange marmalade and delicate apricot in a rich, full-bodied style. Drink it over the next 4-6 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Another great wine from Kistler-- my favorite of the 2013 vintage from them.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2020
    Author: jimc
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

  • 362 bottles owned
  • 56 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 56 collectors)