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2009 Kistler Durell Vineyard Chardonnay

ITEM 8239473 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
MRR2012 $80 $80
Item Sold Amount Date
I8239473 1 $80 May 22, 2022
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94-96Robert M. Parker Jr.

...exhibits notes of white peach, pear, wet rock and a subtle touch of spice as well as a full-bodied, rich, concentrated style. The acid levels give vibrancy and laser-like focus.

93Wine Spectator

This delivers a subtle, toned-down mix of citrus, green apple, mineral and apple blossom flavors, turning graceful and silky. Long, persistent finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Powerful, lees-accented aromas of poached pear, melon and honey, with iodine and ginger nuances adding vivacity. Weighty and palate-coating but surprisingly energetic, offering intense citrus pith and orchard fruit flavors...



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.


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.