1998 Kistler - Chardonnay Durell Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

Pale greeny-gold color. Musky aromas of minerals, ginger and earth; suggestions of Burgundian funk. Very rich and chewy, with dusty flavors of orange peel and earth. Full, generous and impressively deep. The impression of powdered stone gives the finish a tactile quality.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 96

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 90-92

The 1998 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard is tight and backward. Always the last to be harvested (because of the extremely cool micro-climate), the 1998 possesses considerable force and intensity, with a mineral, citrusy, lemon blossom, orange peel component to its full-bodied richness. It reveals good acidity and power, all of which is harnessed and beautifully balanced. Look for this wine to open with another 12 months of cellaring, and drink well for 5-7 years. (release date 11/00)

Drink Dates: 2001-2007
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 126

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

An elegant style, with subtle, understated fig, melon, anise and toasty oak. The texture is silky, with a long, rich, buttery aftertaste. 2,755 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001-2005
Author: James Laube

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About This Producer

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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