1995 Kalin Cellars Chardonnay Cuvée LD


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
Drink between 2010 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92.4 90 reviews
Label borrowed from 1993
Label borrowed from 1990
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Community Tasting Notes 65

  • rawdealbuffy Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 17, 2018 - First time trying Kalin. Enjoyed it tremendously. Nutty and lively. Oxidative. Dried apricots and nuts on the nose. Lemon curd, blood orange zest, rhubarb and toasted almonds on the palate. Fantastic acidity. Great wine.

  • Bruce 1er wrote: 95 points

    December 18, 2017 - Tasted again, another bottle,and it is showing very well. Great acidity, complex mature fruit flavors, and a long finish. Seductive.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Bruce 1er wrote: 92 points

    September 10, 2017 - Tasted again. Dry, Fruit flavors have evolved into a caramel-like flavor which is now even more noticeable on the front end, followed by iron and other mineral flavors. Slightly maderized.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • petitblanc wrote:

    August 25, 2017 - Madison Offline 2017; 8/24/2017-8/26/2017: An unusual funky profile, once again. Mint and bandaid, almost a faint botrytised note, mead-like, with an oxidized quality. Bit of VA to boot. To my palate, this is not good Chardonnay, but the sheer oddness of this wine makes me smile. The profile would usually lead me to assume this is a flawed bottle, but it is similar to every other bottle of Kalin Chardonnay I've tasted. No way to score this one.

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  • bonedoc wrote: 92 points

    April 16, 2017 - Muted nose, palate tastes like a combo of aged Chardonnay/Reisling, and a hint of Sauternes. Despite good acid, there seemed to be the impression of some residual sugar. A cool wine nonetheless. Paired well w Easter ham and au gratin potatoes.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By William Kelley
    WK Tasting notes, 6/30/2016 (link)

    (Kalin Cellars, Cuvée LD Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California, USA, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2013, Issue #43, Kalin Cellars: Great Old School Wines Never Released Before Their Prime

    (Kalin Cellars “Cuvée LD” Chardonnay (Sonoma County)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, In Search of California’s New and Old Schools of Terroir

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type White
  • Producer Kalin Cellars
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Cuvée LD
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 85 (27%)
  • Consumed 233 (73%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Muenster Cheese, Pineapple Fried Rice

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