2008 Kistler - Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Bright gold. Pure, mineral-accented aromas of pink grapefruit, lime, pear skin and wild herbs. Taut and spicy, with salty minerality lifting musky peach pit and orchard fruit flavors. Slow to unwind and dominated by its mineral component today. Finishes with lingering smokiness and excellent persistence. This will age slowly.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 2008 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard offers up a hint of almond paste intermixed with nectarines and crushed rocks in a full-bodied, rich, authoritative style.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 193

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Exhibits great intensity and concentration, without weight, offering a mix of fresh melon, apple, pear and fig flavors that are lively, vibrant and full-bodied. Yet this is most elegant and graceful on the finish, where the flavors sail on, ending with a dash of smoke and light butterscotch.

Drink Dates: 2011-2016
Author: James Laube


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Drink Dates: 2010-2018
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Mike N296
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/18/2013
Site Blog: Foodie Confidential

Rating: 93
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/14/2013

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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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