Advanced search

Marketplace Activity

Community Inventory Summary

Loading Loading....

Market Pricing

Average Retail:
$157.56 Details
W.Searcher Avg.: $157.56
W.Searcher Low: $129.48
W.Searcher High: $234.00
Avg Auction:
(of 4 listings - 96 months )
$106.56 Details
Date   Listing Low High Avg
Date Merchant Price  
Avg Marketplace:
No Data Available
Date Quantity Sale Price  
 
 
 
 
Low US Retail is updated twice a month and excludes outlier listings. Detailed listings are sourced daily from our partner, Global Wine Stocks, and may include outliers. Note that you can use the 'Report a problem' link which appears after clicking on any individual listing to notify our content team and partner of incorrect wine matches.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Auction prices are based on actual auction results (inclusive of buyerÂ’s premiums) of 750ml bottle sizes only. As auction prices fluctuate from auction to auction and some wines have limited auction activity, the average auction price is updated twice a month and derived from a proprietary algorithm.
 
 
 

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 »

Score
95
IWC 94
WS 90
WA 96-98
Drink Dates
Comm: 2015-2023 WA: 2007-2017 WS: 2009-2013
Buy from Vinfolio
750ml $109.95
Go

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.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
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.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
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.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
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.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.612%
Tasted On 03/20/2011
I found this useful: Yes | No
Comments
 

Sign in (or register) to create a WinePost on this wine.

 
 
 
 
A flawed bottle may be affected by cork taint, heat (maderized), oxidation, or excessive sulfur. Additionally, some people consider wines tainted by Brettanomyces (Brett), a non-spore forming genus of yeast, a flaw although there is much controversy surrounding the subject.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When the Update Twitter checkbox is selected your Tweet will automatically update to Twitter. Your Tweet will take the form 'Tasted [wine name] at [link to VinCellar wine page]'. As much of your tasting note as possible will be appended to the end up to the 140 character Twitter limit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Record your notes on the aroma and flavor of the wine. Mark your note as private or as public and available to the VinCellar community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please enter an abbreviation of up to three characters to identify the source of your review. For example, IWC would be entered as the source to represent a review from Internation Wine Cellar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drink date is averaged using VinCellar members' most recent start and end drink date submissions for this wine.