2009 Kistler - Chardonnay Dutton Ranch (formerly RRV) 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Bright yellow-gold. Intense, mineral-accented aromas of nectarine, pear, jasmine and lemon zest. Rich and broad but also sharply focused and lithe, with excellent clarity to its ripe orchard and citrus pith flavors. Notes of iodine and toasty lees add depth to the bright, linear, stony finish.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

The 2009 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch fleshes out beautifully on the mid-palate with layers of expressive, radiant fruit. The wine finds its minerality and center on the mid-palate. Apricots, pears, flowers and subtle, darker hints of earthiness come to life on the finish. This is a very complete, beguiling Chardonnay loaded with complexity and sheer class. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

This tight white is focused on lemon- and citrus-laced white peach and nectarine flavors, which unfold into a delicate, understated style, joined by notes of wet rock and honeydew melon.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: James Laube


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Drink Dates: 2011-2019
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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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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