2011 Kistler - Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

Bright gold. Smoky pear, honey and iodine on the nose, along with a suave building floral quality. Dried pear and peach skin flavors are braced by tangy acidity and take a brighter turn with air, picking up Meyer lemon and ginger nuances. Shows excellent clarity and lift on the back end, leaving notes of smoky minerals and candied orange peel behind.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 174

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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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