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2006 Kistler - Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay - USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Valley - White

USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Valley

White Chardonnay
Producer Notes

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... More »

IWC 94
WS 90
WA 96-98
Drink Dates
Comm: 2015-2023 WA: 2007-2017 WS: 2009-2013
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IWC 94
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144

($80) Deep, hazy yellow. Brooding aromas of peach pit, pear skin, lees and minerals gain brightness with air, picking up livelier lime and lemongrass character. Densely packed orchard and pit fruit flavors are complicated by iodine, smoky lees and flowers. This has the texture and chewiness of a red wine. The finish strongly repeats the mineral element and lingers with impressive clarity and tanginess. For such a rich wine there's really surprising finesse too. The yield here was less than one ton per acre, Kistler told me.

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WA 96-98
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 174
Drink Dates 2007-2017

The 2006 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard's light gold hue is followed by a flowery, honeysuckle, crushed rock, white currant, nectarine, and caramel-scented bouquet. This full-bodied effort possesses superb acidity as well as length.

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WS 90
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2009-2013

A touch of mint joins ripe, rich, complex green apple and pear flavors in this full-bodied, complex youngster, retuning to the minty note on the finish.

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Author MondovinoVA
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.701%
Tasted On 12/02/2012
Drink Dates 2015-2023

Another fantastic bottle - with thanksgiving dinner this wine showed vibrant crisp acidity and excellent integration of oak. 3-5 years of cellaring necessary, will drink another 5-10.

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Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.612%
Tasted On 03/20/2011
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