2011 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • hackey37 wrote: (91 points)

    August 12, 2014 - The color is clear golden with a watrey rim. The smells are butter, apple, oak notes, and cloves. The tastes are apple, spice, oak, dill, and vanilla. The body is weighty and the finish is long. The flavor is big.

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 11, 2014 - The best of the chardonnay's from Kistler we sampled. Wet stone, green apple, pineapple and sweet citrus. Creamy and rich.

  • nzinkgraf wrote:

    July 7, 2014 - RRV and Napa Visit; 7/7/2014-8/30/2014 (Napa and Sonoma): Glowing tree fruit palate. Clove spice and not too oaky, as I remember my last Les Noisettiers experience. I guess that was probably new Noisettiers and this a year behind the other current releases. A slightly confected white fruit palate. ‘lean and linear.’

  • winelover1808 wrote: (91 points)

    June 22, 2014 - good acidity; a tad bit too much oak; minerality. might need another 1-2 years in the bottle to smooth out a bit.

  • Gordonium Likes this wine:

    June 14, 2014 - Drank over two nights. First night was pleasant and thought provoking, but not overly impressive. Second night was blossoming, generous, intriguing, and elegant. Excellent, but I would strongly recommend decanting.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Kistler
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Vine Hill Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 42 (4%)
  • In Cellars 923 (88%)
  • Consumed 81 (8%)

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