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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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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