2006 Kistler - Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

($75) Yellow-gold color. Powerful aromas of iodine, wet rock, smoky lees and pear skin. This is all about minerality, with fruit playing second fiddle. Fleshy, smoky orchard fruit and sweet butter flavors are brightened by white flowers and candied anise, with a kiss of herbs on the back. The remarkable mineral expression of this wine reminded me of a top wine from Coche-Dury.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93-95

An exotic effort, the 2006 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard exhibits a light straw/green hue as well as boisterous, exuberant notes of buttery tropical fruit and smoky nuts. It is the most flamboyant and showy of these Chardonnays.

Drink Dates: 2007-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Offers a rich, intense, layered mix of flavors, centered around smoky fig, apricot, melon and spice. Tight, concentrated and persistent.

Drink Dates: 2010-2014
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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