2009 Kistler - Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Vivid yellow-gold. Pungent, mineral-dominated bouquet evokes fresh citrus fruits, honeysuckle and iodine, with a bright, spicy topnote. Stains the palate with intense lemon, orange and ginger flavors, gaining sweetness and depth with air. Refuses to let go of the palate, finishing with a nervy stony character, resonating spiciness and outstanding persistence.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 96+

The 2009 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard bursts onto the palate with waves of fruit. This is yet another dazzling wine from Kistler endowed with tremendous depth, detail and classiness. Smoke, crushed rocks and apricots are woven into the fabric of this seamless showstopper. The creamy, expansive finish makes it hard to resist a second taste. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

Drink Dates: 2012-2019
Author: Antonio Galloni


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

The richest and most concentrated of the '09 Kistlers, this packs in lots of dense flavors, highlighted by nectarine, tangerine, peach and citrus, gaining as this leads to the long, pure finish.

Drink Dates: 2012-2020
Author: James Laube


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Drink Dates: 2011-2019
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 09/22/2014

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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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