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2008 Kistler - Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay - USA - California - Carneros - White

USA - California - Carneros

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
94
WS 93
IWC 95
WA 96
Drink Dates
VF: 2010-2018 WA: 2011-2019 WS: 2012-2020
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156

Vivid yellow. Seductively aromatic nose offers ripe peach and melon scents complicated by spice and smoke and lifted by a floral element. Showing more power and intensity than the Hudson, with deep pit fruit flavors and a hint of mango. Finishes with superb clarity and length, the mineral and spice notes echoing.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 193
Drink Dates 2011-2019

The stunning 2008 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard reveals an intense bouquet of tropical fruits, white currants, white peaches, pineapple and citrus oil followed by a full-bodied white that lives up to its exquisite aromatics. It should drink beautifully for 7-8 years.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Trim, intense and focused, with a citrusy edge and a long, lingering finish that promises to only get better. A touch more leesy in character than the other Kistlers.

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VF
Source Vinfolio
Drink Dates 2010-2018

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Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.68%
Tasted On 02/17/2014
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Author cloudon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.99%
Tasted On 01/28/2012

Definitely one of the more fantastic chards I have tasted. The complexity was intriging and enjoyable. After it opened up the aromas af apple, pear, and vanilla changing with each sip. The minerality, light spice, and oak were a delight.

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Author SurgPA05
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.756%
Tasted On 01/06/2012

Clear, light golden in hue with little rim variation. Clean expressive nose of citrus and minerality with a touch of leesy character and vanilla. Dry, intense palate of citrus again with some buttery notes on the long finish. A well integrated california chard that does well to balance fruit/acid and wood characters. Not nearly the butter bomb as the Vine Hill vineyard IMHO

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