Way, way better than the previous bottle last month. Previous bottle was definitely oxidized. There was a vintage or two from these Kistler chards where I seemed to have quite a bit of bottle variation and/or an oxidizing issue. It's been a while, but that is my recollection. This bottle had a deep golden color. Not dark, but deep. Classic Kistler chard nose with some tropical fruit overtones. Palate tougher to get a handle on. A bit hot with tons of acidity.
Darkish yellow color. Nose and palate of a tired wine. Not bad, or really past, but more bottle age that I expected. Some people will like this more than me, just not my style. I should have consumed earlier.
Fall 2013 Wine Dinner (CL): The wine seemed flat on this night. It was consumed alongside a Herb Lamb SB and a Rivers Marie Chard and it was a distant 3rd to those two. What little flavor their seemed to be was dominated by oak and the normal lush, creamy fruit I find in Kistler was absent.
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