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2013 Kistler - Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 96 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 52321-2013-750-0
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    From the vineyard in front of the winery, the 2013 Chardonnay Vine Hill Road Vineyard offers up the classic Old Wente clone style of white peach, white currants, honeysuckle, apple blossom, medium to full body, gorgeous purity and richness in a style similar to a Corton Charlemagne from Burgundy.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    The 2013 Chardonnay Vine Hill is one of the more aromatic, lifted wines in this range. Gracious and delicate to the core, the 2013 is quite understated in this vintage, perhaps because the slightly higher than normal yields bring out more of the floral signatures of this site than is typically the case.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Young and vibrant, with a core of honeydew melon, creamy oak and pithy citrus flavors that are commanding, tight and focused. Long and persistent on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jam02110
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

  • 449 bottles owned
  • 62 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 62 collectors)