White

2011 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • dbg wrote:

    May 20, 2016 - Citrus, flowers, oak. Lots of fruit. Outstanding.

  • dbg wrote:

    March 2, 2016 - Outstanding

  • winelover1808 wrote: (92 points)

    December 12, 2015 - excellent as usual. pretty color, great tension of fruit and acidity, long finish.

  • bzell wrote: (97 points)

    December 11, 2015 - Superb wine rich notes of orange and wet stone on the palate multiple layers of citrus, minerals, honey and a long creamy finish.

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  • cephomer Likes this wine: (89 points)

    December 8, 2015 - WWS Price/Preference Smackdown (blind tasting) (White Plains, NY): Drank at WWS tasting blind. Lots of sweet oak on the nose, along with tropical fruit. Big and viscous, fruit forward and oaky. There's a sense of minerality here, with good concentration of fruit and nice length. BUT, this wine clearly needs more bottle age to develop. Was universally panned by almost our entire tasting group, and a $20 burgundy was greatly preferred, though not by yours truly. I won't touch this wine again for a few years when I'm sure its elements will be far better integrated and balanced.

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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 23 (2%)
  • In Cellars 945 (66%)
  • Consumed 473 (33%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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