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2010 Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard
- Sonoma County
- Sonoma Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 23
walkerjfw wrote: (94 points)
December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve with some cheeses and appetizers. PnP, drank over 90 minutes. Wine opened up nicely as it had air and warmed a bit in the glass, this had been in the fridge for a bit.
Rich medium/dark gold color. Nose of orchard fruit, stones and white flower. Plate of candied pineapple, honey, lemon, peach, wet stones. Rich texture and long finish. Rich, rounded CA Chardonnay in its prime.
This has improved (from memory) since last bottle, putting on weight and developing secondary characteristics. In its prime right now (IMO), would drink over next 1-2 years. My older Kistlers (06-09 vintages) did not hold up well with age. This bottle in a very different spot than some of the prior vintages, aged nicely and really drinking well.
danielbleier Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 15, 2016 - This has taken on weight since sampled in 2013 - the lemon and tropical notes have mellowed, giving more balance to the wet stone and spice qualities.
bzell Likes this wine: (91 points)
November 1, 2016 - Really nice chardonnay but not quite what i anticipate in a kistler chardonnay.
August 26, 2016 - Decent out of the gate--had with pasta (homemade sauce--it's tomato season--but plain Jane, no cheese to wreck the palate--opens up very nicely
Wuthee wrote: (94 points)
July 29, 2016 - Very long dry runway on the taste
Pro Reviews 1
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)
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- Vintage 2010
- Type White
- Producer Kistler
- Varietal Chardonnay
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard McCrea Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma Mountain
- UPC Code 4000121075426
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 982 (54%)
- Consumed 819 (45%)
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