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2011 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay

ITEM 8239475 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
$100
Item Sold Amount Date
I8249189 1 $100 May 29, 2022
I8165681 2 $100 Apr 3, 2022
I8149224 1 $100 Mar 20, 2022
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RATINGS

94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...Corton-Charlemagne-like character with lots of wet stones and white currants, a strong minerality intermixed with acacia flower, peach and honey characteristics. This beautiful, subtle but authoritatively flavored, full-bodied...

94-96Vinous / IWC

Here the flavors are intensely mineral-inflected and saline. Crushed rocks and citrus lead to sweet floral and spiced notes but the 2011 remains first and foremost a wine of texture and balance. Today, it is drop-dead gorgeous...

92Wine Spectator

Ultrarich, with exotic, honey-laced fig, apricot and Asian pear flavors, backed by leesy tannins that give this a wet stone, crushed rock minerality and a cleansing aftertaste.

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.