2006 Kistler Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard


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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • lebo Does not like this wine: (85 points)

    October 16, 2014 - Dark yellow color. Not much aroma or flavor. Cork was tight with hardly any "creep" up the cork. Seemed past or mildly oxidized.

  • walkerjfw wrote: flawed

    September 6, 2014 - flawed - maderized...

  • walkerjfw wrote: (95 points)

    January 17, 2014 - In the cellar with Valerie/Lauren/Eileen/Karen. They had this one opened before I got there. Nice pick by the group, I wasn't sure what to expect, I usually drink these sooner and may have lost track of these.

    Really nice stuff, medium gold color, nose was white flowers, oak. Medium bodied, pears, honey, lemon. Ripe and complex, layers of flavor. Back palate had butterscotch notes and creme brûlée on the finish. Oak was there but not overwhelming and well integrated.

    This is gorgeous wine, right in its drinking zone - glad I forgot about these for a few years. Great tribute to the quality you get from Kistler on the Vineyard designate wines. My best guess is to drink over next 3 years - it may surprise and keep adding depth...

  • mjfaulkner wrote: (93 points)

    December 17, 2013 - Kind of lost in the cellar, I don't typically age Kistler to any significant degree. This was a revelation. Little to no detectible oak. A bit of a hazelnut note layered on smooth medium bodied pear and lemon fruit flavors. Very Chassagne, very nice.

  • hsacks wrote: (91 points)

    November 26, 2013 - Interestingly, this wine was much fresher than the 7/17/13 bottle. However, I was a little put off by the oak.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2009, Issue #144 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type White
  • Producer Kistler
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Hudson Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa / Sonoma
  • Appellation Carneros

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 597 (49%)
  • Consumed 623 (51%)

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Who Likes This Wine

67% Like It  3 votes