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2004 Kistler - Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard (Athearn Estate) Chardonnay - USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Mountain - White

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USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Mountain

White Chardonnay
Producer Notes

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... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2009 VF: 2005-2010

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132
Author Seaway J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.984%
Tasted On 07/13/2012

Quite complex, need greater length, it does put some weight with ago

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Author Michael N594
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 07/03/2012
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 95.652%
Tasted On 08/15/2010

Chablis like and still very fresh. Stone and oragne

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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.262%
Tasted On 06/05/2009
Drink Dates 2006-2011

My review echoes Wine Spectator's exactly: Shows wonderful, exotic aromas of zesty pear, apple and flowers, with pretty toasty, creamy oak and yeasty, leesy shadings. Adds a minerally quality on the palate, with a long, persistent finish.

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Author DrinkBeHappy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.222%
Tasted On 01/22/2009
Drink Dates 2007-2012

Srong and powerful with some acidity and not too oaky. Strong flavors of vanilla, pear and apple. Give it time to open and the balance of this wine really shows.

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Author Dan L692
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/11/2007
Drink Dates 2007-2009

I agree with other taster notes. An unpleasant astringent note permeates the aftertaste. A poor showing that will not improve with cellar time.

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Author Serl Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.761%
Tasted On 12/12/2008
Drink Dates 2006-2009

lovely yellow color, with flinty nose, but some harsh flavors and astringency detract from the fruit. overall, a disappointment from this producer.

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Author Michael P28
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Tasted On 11/29/2007

Lots of minerals, too overwhelming. Bitter, almost battery taste.

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