White

2003 Kistler Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 66

  • AllRed wrote: (96 points)

    February 16, 2016 - Well, color me surprised. This was opened by a friend tonight during a casual business meeting and it showed extremely well. Deep yellow color with a youthful bouquet of pear, citrus and Lily-of-the-Valley floral qualities. Rich and full without being heavy, with lemon, citrus, honeysuckle and wet stone qualities. I tend to think Parker is full of crap when he likens Kistler/Peter Michael/big CA Chard to Corton Charlemagne or nearly any other terrific Burgundy, but there was definitely a hint of that here. It had the richness and citrus of a great Corton Charlie, so I can't argue with his assessment of this one. Pristine examples such as this will hold a few years yet, but I have no doubt that this bottle was an exception and I certainly wouldn't expect too many more like it.

  • slbelln Does not like this wine:

    February 9, 2016 - Unfortunately not drinkable

  • vinojones wrote: (93 points)

    July 18, 2015 - pale yellow;exotic nose of tropical fruit and spices ;very exotic coconut and brioche vanilla on the palate; good balance and enough acidity for me(acid is not my yardstic);med finish but look how old it is !!

  • KenK wrote: (92 points)

    January 31, 2015 - Surprised to find that while some slight nutty flavors from age, this is still s fine drink. Rich lush and bold yet nicely balanced. In the style of a Batard. Drink up.

  • M DU VIN Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 23, 2014 - Still drinking very nicely after all those years. No sign of oxidation.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Kistler Vineyards Chardonnay Kistler Estate Vineyard Sonoma Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type White
  • Producer Kistler
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Kistler Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 506 (41%)
  • Consumed 721 (58%)

Food Pairing

cous cous, fall squash soup, grilled vegetables and chicken, mediterranean pasta (oil based sauce), polenta

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86% Like It  7 votes

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