2004 Kistler Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 80

  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    February 2, 2014 - Good Wine with a Boring Super Bowl (Chez Kailin - Northbrook IL): Still quite vibrant with good stone fruit and just starting to show earthiness, but overall good length, balance and intensity.

  • lebo Likes this wine: (94 points)

    February 2, 2014 - Consumed over 1 week. Was big, rich and deep when opened; was still big, rich and deep 1 week later! Was even showing more tropical fruits in the end-peaches, apricots, maybe a hint of pineapple, crème brulee. Surprised how well this held up and even opened up over such a long time. Upgraded my initial score of 92 to 94. That might even be lower than it deserves.

  • mclanew wrote:

    January 22, 2014 - A little over the hill but still drinkable. Golden flavor of apples, oranges, nuts and buttery fruit. Structure broken down - would be better 1 or 2 years earlier.

  • mclanew wrote:

    December 25, 2013 - Oxidizing. Still pretty on the finish but breaking down thereafter.

  • nvandyk wrote: (87 points)

    December 14, 2013 - Well made, as are all Kistler wines, but this one has either lost something or is just made in a greener and leaner style than most Chardonnays that I enjoy. It's not that it's more mineral, although it is closer to a Burgundian profile than a typical rich Chard. But there's a some what medicinal note to the nose, and a fair amount of tangy apple in the flavor profile. Not my thing these days.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2007, Issue #132 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 21 (2%)
  • In Cellars 619 (45%)
  • Consumed 729 (53%)

Food Pairing

Miso black cod by Debra.

Who Likes This Wine

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