2007 Kistler - Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard (Athearn Estate) 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($75) Greenish gold. Vibrant aromas of pear, lime, powdered stone, mace and nutmeg. At once supple and lively on the palate, with excellent precision to the citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Tightly wound and taut but a few minutes of aeration brings out a sweeter melon quality that carries through a long and sappy finish.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92-94

The minerality is evident in virtually all of these wines. It jumps from the glass of the 2007 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard. This cool Sonoma Mountain site offers up notes of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, citrus blossoms, and wet stones. It is full-bodied, crisp, restrained, but loaded with concentrated fruit and long in the mouth.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 08/10/2013

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 92
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/30/2010

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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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