Se mostró tropical en nariz al comienzo pero se transformó de verdad en un Chardo bizcochoso con algo de aire. En boca rico, enseñando algo de complejidad. Claramente mejor que Shafer. Tercera posición.
One of the reviewers here mentioned a waxy initial taste to the wine, the first thing I noticed when opening the wine was the scent of a candle. After 45 minutes the wine still has some scent of wax, however on all other measures the wine is excellent. Great color, very long legs on the palate, stone, and a little citrus. The wine is a little waxy in the mouth but has a long steely finish. A very good wine but not my favorite Kistler
weird plastic thing going on in the mouth immediately after popped and poured. was waxy not just in mouthfeel but literally tasted like candle wax on the palate. very strange. as this gained more air it improved and was most delicious on the last sip. somm said the wine was dumb and backwards, but to my taste it just wanted air, same as the hyde vineyard did the week before.
Yellow with medium viscosity in the glass. Lemon oil, pineapple, apple, honeysuckle and chamomile on the nose. Medium body and oily with lemon, tropical fruit and minerals on the palate. Med-long finish. High quality, but currently showing some disjointment at any temperature and after opening. Minerals and acidity are in check, but the fruit/oak/MLF is not. Questioning whether it will integrate with cellar time.
Rich golden color, nose of honeysuckle and citrus. Lots of pear and citrus on the palate, good minerality. A big wine with very good mouthfeel, with some oak present but not distractingly so. I'd drink this wine again in a couple of years to let all of its elements better come together, but very nice now
I served this in my wine course. My first experience with Kistler. Relatively light and elegant compared to lesser priced Sonoma chardonnays. The oak is still prominent and a bit distracting for me. For comparison, more similar in style to a modernist style oaked Chablis than to Cote de Beaune, but still not much like either. Oddly, less fruit than I would have expected, and not much minerality either. Pleasant and relatively elegant, but nothing in terms of the complexity or nuance that one could get for this price in Chablis. If I concentrate on just the oak, I can say that the oak itself is excellent despite being somewhat distracting to the rest of the wine.
Excellent wine with luscious floral and honeysuckle notes on the nose with tastes of apricots, honey and butter with a very nice mineraly long finish. Not my favorite Kistler but a great wine none the less.
When first opened it had a very strong mineral after-taste, which was a bit overbearing but over the course of an hour or so receded a bit and as such was more pleasant. But not my favorite Kistler. I am going to let them lay down for another year or so and see if anything changes.
Boisé, c'était du solide, un vrai Américain sous tout ces moyens.... Un charme, beurre confit avec des mélanges d'agrume chauffé au soleil, on aurait dit qui rapprochait du Pinot... oups on est dans le Chardonnay... Je divague car les yeux fermait on m'avait servie un beaujolais ou un jeune Nouvel-Zélande Pinot Noir... Y'a aucun rapport entre tous les deux ? Faite le test... c'était un vin tout à fait admirable, d'une souplesse incroyable et d'une longueur infinie qui nosu remplie les papilles de souvenir de jeunesse
We drank this because we had two. That, and it was my birthday - why wait! We have one of them labeled to consume later this decade and I would agree with that approach. This one was young, but tasty, especially on the 2nd day.
To be clear, at first there was a metallic taste. As the wine opened, it gained more and more body. We didn't finish the bottle, but finished the next day and it drank very well. It wasn't quite the "liquid gold" that I have come to expect from Kistler, but it was very tasty and and a very good overall!