2005 Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2013
CT91.9 143 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 96

  • hsacks Likes this wine: (91 points)

    January 17, 2015 - Deep gold color. Despite some obvious signs of oxidation, the wine still had excellent fruit and acidity and was delicious with my wke's spicy spot prawns.

  • PGB wrote: (80 points)

    July 9, 2014 - This wine has not stood the test of time. Old, brown, and very unpleasant. So then I opened a bottle of the Hudson 04. Same result. And this is not the first time. Then I opened a Kistler "Kistler" vineyard. Still holding its own and mellowing nicely. For whatever reason the 04 and 05 Hudson, Vine Hill and Dutton have a problem. To be safe drink your Kistler Chardonnays in the first 7 years while they still taste great.

  • JBVino wrote:

    May 24, 2014 - solid shape for 9 year old CA chard...good acidity, length solid but secondary flavors were good not outstanding. I think this bottle has a life left... not sure it will get better but could add complexity.

  • sunalsorises wrote: (89 points)

    March 16, 2014 - A bit off in the beginning. Cloudy. Got better with time but not as enjoyable as other 2005s.

  • lebo Does not like this wine: (80 points)

    October 11, 2013 - Very disappointing. See my prior note. Time has not been kind to this wine. Nose had new world butterscotch / caramel popcorn immediately upon open, but that quickly faded to just an "aged wine" nose. Not in a complex or elegant way, but in a tired way. Palate really didn't have much flavor to it at all. My note from 3 years ago was "...tasted like water...". Well, now it tastes like old water. This was a wine to be consumed young. Live and learn. Trust YOUR palate!

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, Issue #138 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White
  • Producer Kistler
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Dutton Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1471 (48%)
  • Consumed 1578 (51%)

Food Pairing

brought to Boulevard

Who Likes This Wine

89% Like It  9 votes