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2010 Kistler Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard
- > California
- > Sonoma County
- > Sonoma Valley
Community Tasting Notes 5
July 27, 2014 - no notes so NR, this was OK but my wife on night one thought it was caramel and smoke and too aged for her, i thought same (almost as if premox'd?), slightly better on night two but not my favorite Kistler chardonnay
dcwino wrote: (92 points)
March 20, 2014 - Rhone gathering - 08 Rayas, 85 and 89 La Las (The Grill Room at Capella Hotel Georgetown): Ripe yellow fruits, pineapple and pineapple Fanta also lemon curd. Noticeable alcohol as warms up. Unctuous, oily, mineral and a bit of heat. I would serve it a bit chiller than usual to reduce the heat. Still quite enjoyable in very Kistler way.
mtolerico Likes this wine: (92 points)
February 20, 2014 - Loads of sweet oak, still well balanced with the fruit. Second day it fell apart a bit but still nice. As with most Kistlers it's quite good off the bat, but don't wait on them for years.
October 14, 2013 - Dinner with Suzanne and Maggie. She is so grown up.
William Kelley wrote: (91 points)
August 3, 2013 - This wine seems to be amazingly shut down by the standards of California Chardonnay. Like a closed old-school white Burgundy, this has more than a little in common with Perrier mineral water at this stage! Perhaps transport trauma exacerbated the problem—if it is a problem. There don't seem to be any problems of overall balance, nor is there a lack of textural depth, so my intuition is that it will develop positively.
Pro Reviews 2
By Antonio Galloni
Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2013, Issue #168 (link)
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- Vintage 2010
- Type White
- Producer Kistler
- Varietal Chardonnay
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Kistler Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma Valley
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 880 (76%)
- Consumed 275 (24%)