2007 Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

($90; this is all Wente clone) Light gold. Precise, high-pitched aromas of lime, honeysuckle and minerals, with complicating notes of anise and iodine. Dense, intense and impeccably balanced, showing a very firm mineral spine without coming off as austere. In fact, this is extremely concentrated, offering powerful pear and fresh fig flavors and a late note of honeysuckle. Quite steely on the pure, dusty finish, which displays sneaky length and a touch of smokiness.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94-97

The luxury cuvee, the 2007 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Cathleen is essentially a selection of their best barrels from the Kistler site. It possesses pretty much everything a Chardonnay should have - great acidity, fabulous fruit, texture, remarkable aromatics, and a long, 40+ second finish.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: Red Sox Fan
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/25/2014
Outstanding California Chardonnay in the big and bold style. Thick and rich with good acidity for balance. Citrus, pear and wet stone flavors with a long finish. I don't know how long it will go, but at a really good place right now.

Rating: 98
Author: MondovinoVA
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/02/2012
Drink Dates: 2015-2023
Phenominal - incredible precision, with the combination of oak, acid and fruit in almost perfect sync. Still very young though, another 3-5yrs of cellaring

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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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