2008 Kistler - Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

Bright gold. Wild, complex nose combines orange zest, dried pear, smoky minerals, iodine and a whiff of lees. Deep, stony and precise, with fruit in the background and minerality to the fore. This is a real mouthful of rocks. Becomes spicier and more floral with air and finishes with superb precision and length.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93+

A steely, tightly-knit offering that requires some introspection as well as more bottle age is the 2008 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard. Unbuttered popcorn, crisp pear, white peach and steely, wet rock-like characteristics suggest lots of minerality in this wine that plays it close to the vest. It needs plenty of coaxing and will benefit from another 1-2 years of bottle age. It should drink well for a decade.

Drink Dates: 2011-2021
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 193

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: Tod N
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 08/10/2013

Rating: 97
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/30/2013

Rating: 99
Author: TMac
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/09/2012
Saturday, July 30, 2011 - Wells Vacation Dinner (Wells, ME): This wine had everything we look for in a Chardonnay - ripe (but not overripe) California fruit with an Old World precision and grace. It was hard to find any fault with this wine -- beautiful crushed stone, crisp, intense deep fruit, and perfectly balanced acidity. Just a stunner

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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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