2005 Kistler - Chardonnay Dutton Ranch (formerly RRV) 750ml

USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast/ White / Chardonnay   |     Watch

IWC 92   WA 94-96   WS 88   Customer 92
2005 Kistler - Chardonnay Dutton Ranch (formerly RRV) Front View

Buy It Now

Starting at  $90.00

Marketplace: Sold by Private Collectors:

VINDEX   $66.62

1 bottle in Vinfolio Storage / ships in 24-48 hours
Price per bottle:  $90.00
Qty:

You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.

Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($70) Yellow-gold. Chalky citrus, quince and apple aromas are complicated by smoky lees, minerals and lemon pith. Bracing lime and pink grapefruit flavors gain weight with air, taking a turn to orange and tangerine. A firm, light-bodied chardonnay that offers intensity without excess weight, finishing with tangy mineral grip and great persistence. "On this soil, which is low in clay, this Wente clone is all about minerals," noted Kistler.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 138

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94-96

More weight and power along with notes of roasted hazelnuts, peach, and smoky, almost clarified butter smells emerge from the 2005 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch. More extroverted and exuberant than the McCrea cuvee, it is an unusually elegant effort (because the acids are crisp and refreshing) that should drink beautifully for 7-8 years. Kistler Vineyards, undeniably one of the world's finest winemaking estates, is run with passionate dedication to detail and quality by Steve Kistler and Mark Bixler. It is wines like these that keep an old critic like me inspired and energized.

Drink Dates: 2006-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio


Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Smells rich and smoky, with exotic fig and cut apple scents followed by a raw woody character on the palate. Best to cellar short term, which should allow the wood to flesh out.

Drink Dates: 2009-2012
Author: James Laube


Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/18/2014

Rating: 95
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/11/2013
Drink Dates: 2007-2014
As always, amazing. Color is getting more golden. A vibrant, tropical fruit with hints of sugar candy linger in the mouth well after swallowing the wine. The aromas are still strong and sweet. Enjoy now while the CA profile is still showing

Rating: 92
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 01/06/2013

Rating: 89
Author: Gregory H928
Tasted On: 05/23/2009
Drink Dates: 2006-2009
Took a while to open up. Little harsh to be honest but flavors and oak finally came out.

Rating: 91
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/24/2008
Drink Dates: 2006-2015

More Vintages and Sizes of Kistler - Chardonnay Dutton Ranch (formerly RRV):

  The Vinfolio Difference  

Since its founding in 2003, Vinfolio has brought the rarest and highest-quality wines to the the collector market. Located in San Francisco and Napa, we are a company of wine experts who understand and value the importance of wine provenance. Our premium supplier relationships and first-in-class technology help us protect your wine from sourcing through shipping with extraordinary care that only we can provide. Don't trust your fine wine with anything less!

Learn More

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.

See all California producers

See other similar producers: Flowers Vineyard and Winery, Aubert, Littorai

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
 

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers