White

2003 Kistler Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • AllRed wrote: 89 points

    April 21, 2017 - Courtesy of J&A. Medium yellow color. There's a bit of oxidation here- not a surprise, after five to seven years or so these Kistlers have as many misses as hits- but there's a bit of citrus lurking underneath. Oxidation shows up on the palate as well, but when sipped with our meal, the oxidative qualities fade and what fruit remains comes forward. Good with our meal, worthy of the dump bucket on its own, score reflects how it showed with dinner.

  • M DU VIN Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 8, 2016 - Still going strong after all these years.

  • Herb K wrote:

    December 30, 2015 - I have tasted through all of my '03 single vineyard Kistlers: They are DELICIOUS! What a testament to Kistler that these wines show so well 12-13 years later -- better than a lot of Grand Cru Burgundies. ThisCuvee Cathleen had that extra little delicate nuance that this bottling seems to have. Sorry I only have one more bottle...

  • Zweder wrote: 94 points

    December 12, 2015 - Exclusive dinner with eight friends and 22 special wines.: Minerals and nutty flavors, caramel, full bodied, good acidity. Oxidized, but in a beautiful and special way. Great length.

  • ken-yyz wrote: 95 points

    July 25, 2015 - One of the starting whites for the big Kistler Pinot dinner.

    Despite its 11 years of age, this was fresh and lively - even a tint of green was noted in the colour. Exceptional fruit purity featuring stone and tropical fruit but laced with a lively streak of acidity that kept everything together. Exceptional.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

    (Kistler Vineyards Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/14/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Kistler Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen) Bright canary yellow color with faint green light; deep, complex, tangy lemon, lemon rind and earth nose; good tart lemon, tart orange and ripe rounded lemon palate with depth, juice and bright acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/15/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Kistler Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen) Tight, oaty nose; good acidity, tart citrus, with restrained oak, minerals; medium-plus finish (WOTF for 2003 Chards, including Marcassin, Aubert and Kongsgaard)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type White
  • Producer Kistler
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Cuvée Cathleen
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County

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  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 219 (41%)
  • Consumed 309 (58%)

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