1997 Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen 750ml

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 

Slightly hazy. Sexy, exotic aromas of pineapple, coconut and marzipan; some high-toned oak notes. Thick and rich but light on its feet; concentrated pina colada-like flavors are fat and open. Finishes with ripe notes of baked apple and pear, and a suggestion of heat. Very strong chardonnay, but not as complex as some of the '97 vineyard-designated releases.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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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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