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1997 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard
- > California
- > Sonoma County
- > Russian River Valley
Community Tasting Notes 25
JDRFoster wrote: (93 points)
October 5, 2013 - Performing well. More youthful than prior bottle.
JDRFoster wrote: (90 points)
September 21, 2013 - Deep gold to light amber. Roasted nuts over backed honeyed apple nose, with lemon and tangerine in the background. More lemon and tart apple, iodine, burnt pineapple in the mouth, where it is creamy with moderate acidity.Medium finish, turning a tad bitter at the end. Still quite nice.
Tgood wrote: (93 points)
August 19, 2013 - As I heard that someone has said " there are no great wines only great corks" I figure this is the case in this wine as my prior notes describe this wine as spent in large measure. Tonight the cork seemed plumb and intact and the wine is a youthful yellow gold and aromas and flavors are crisp golden delicious apple and fresh lemony cream with an alcohol finish and a vanilla streak.
June 23, 2013 - Waited too long on this one, had to pour out
JDRFoster wrote: (92 points)
June 17, 2013 - Remarkably well preserved, pale gold with clearing at the edges. Initial nutty, toasted brioche and grain, cut straw, evolves to creamy citrus fruit, mixed with honeyed apricot, a hint of smoke, surrounding a mineral core. Medium to long finish. Superb balance.
Pro Reviews 2
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2000, Issue #90 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
9/11/2006 (link) 90 points
(Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard) Sweet buttery marshmallow nose with a hint of maple; big, creamy, very young yet, with mineral, apricot and fig; a little hot and oaky on medium-plus finish 90+ pts.
- Vintage 1997
- Type White
- Producer Kistler
- Varietal Chardonnay
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Vine Hill Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Russian River Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 122 (54%)
- Consumed 105 (46%)