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2014 Kistler - Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard (Parmalee Hill)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 95 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 189880-2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Seductively creamy, toasty, mocha-shaded oak stands apart from the core of firm, vibrant apple, citrus, pear and honeydew flavors, but this is coming together nicely. May be better in a year or two. Drink now through 2020. 1,055 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2014 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard is distinctly mineral, earthy and savory in this vintage, with the fruit pushed more into the background. Graphite, autumn leaves, herbs and chamomile add aromatic intrigue. The Stone Flat is distinguished by its striking aromatic complexity and expressive soil-driven tones.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    With an intense nose of grapefruit peel, green mangoes and apricots, the 2014 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard has spicy suggestions of coriander seed and ginger plus a waft of toast. Full-bodied, rich and pleasantly oily, it delivers tons of spice and tropical flavors with epic length.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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  • 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

    • 294 bottles owned
    • 43 collectors