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2017 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay

ITEM 8233907 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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$145
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I8233907 1 $145 May 22, 2022
I8223974 1 $145 May 15, 2022
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RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

This magical stuff has incredible notes of white flowers, crushed rocks, salty minerality, and stone fruits. With both power and elegance, it displays bright acidity, a layered, multi-dimensional texture, and a finish that won’t quit...it shows a vibrancy and freshness...

96Vinous / IWC

...powerful, dense wine that captures all the structure and intensity of this Moon Mountain site...carries tremendous textural intensity and depth.

95+ The Wine Advocate

...opens with savory notes of toasted hazelnut, hay, river stone, dried white flowers and citrus peel with notions of honeycomb and lemon meringue. It's medium-bodied, intense, rounded and textural with tangy acidity to lift and a long, savory finish.

PRODUCER

Kistler

Founded in 1978 by Steve Kistler, Kistler Vineyards produces some of California’s most admired Chardonnay. Located in the Russian River Valley, Kistler’s Burgundian style Chardonnays have achieved a “Cult Chardonnay” status because of their traditional style and extraordinary, Grand Cru character. Recently Kistler Vineyards has also won accolades for its Pinot Noir, which Robert M. Parker Jr. predicts may eventually be even more profound and admired than the winery’s Chardonnays. But whether they are making Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, Kistler Vineyards’ wines are always highly rated and hard to acquire. The winery owns 210 acres, which it plants to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Annual production is generally under 10,000 cases. Kistler wines are usually available only through its mailing list.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.