2011 Kistler - Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Vivid gold. Leesy, toasty and spicy on the nose, displaying scents of orchard fruits, orange zest and gingery spices. A spicy, mineral-accented chardonnay that offers intense pear and citrus fruit flavors and a pronounced mineral undertone. The spiciness builds on the finish, which shows excellent clarity and persistence.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 174

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

The exuberant, perfumed, less exotic and tropical fruit-scented and flavored 2011 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard possesses less minerality than the other cuvees, and is more akin to a Chardonnay fruit bomb. This medium to full-bodied, pretty Chardonnay reveals notes of smoke, apricot marmalade and pineapple. Drink it over the next 2-4 years.

Drink Dates: 2013-2017
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 210

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Tightly wound, with flavors that build, unleashing ripe pear, fig, smoky, toasty marshmallow and charcoal notes, ending with strong, leesy tannins. Needs time.

Drink Dates: 2014-2019
Author: James Laube

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Average rating: 93, based on 3 reviews
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144 bottles owned by 35 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Chardonnay

Arguably the best dry white wine grape out there, Chardonnay is grown all over the globe. In addition to being the backbone of fine white Burgundies, Chardonnay is also one of the three major grape varieties used in producing Champagne. Susceptible to a myriad of complications, Chardonnay berries are relatively small, thin-skinned, fragile, and oxidize easily. Chardonnay grapes can be sensitive to winemaking techniques and more difficult to handle from harvest to bottling than many other varieties. Some producers will use malolactic fermentation (where harsher malic acid is turned into softer lactic acid and carbon dioxide) to reduce crispness and acidity and add a creamy, buttery texture to wines. The "oaky" character of some Chardonnays comes from fermenting or aging which takes place in oak barrels. Once barrel-aged, Chardonnay may take on notes of vanilla or toast. While Chardonnay is produced worldwide, the best can be found in France, the United States, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, and South Africa. Typical descriptors for Chardonnay include mineral, green apple, citrus, tropical fruits, vanilla, butter and smokiness.

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