2011 Kistler - Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen 750ml

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

Light gold. Intensely aromatic scents of dried pear, orange zest, chamomile and jasmine, with hints of anise and iodine in the background. Concentrated and taut on the palate, offering tactile pear skin and Meyer lemon flavors sharpened by a strong mineral quality. Sharply delineated on the strikingly long finish, leaving dusty mineral and floral notes behind.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 174

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The finest Chardonnay barrels from Kistler Vineyard are used to fashion the Cuvee Cathleen offering. The 2011 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Cathleen. Made from an Old Wente clone, it exhibits a greenish hue to its color along with notions of tangerines, honeysuckle and orange marmalade, wonderful texture and opulence, a wet gravelly nuance, and a full-bodied finish. One of the top Chardonnays in Kistler's 2011 portfolio, it should drink well for 5-6 years.

Drink Dates: 2013-2019
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 210

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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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