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2014 Kistler Durell Vineyard Chardonnay

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ITEM 8399083 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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I8421087 1 $80 Sep 4, 2022
I8399085 2 $80 Aug 21, 2022
I8398419 1 $80 Aug 21, 2022
I8386991 3 $80 Aug 14, 2022
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95The Wine Advocate

Relatively subdued/savory nose of baking bread and yeast extract over a core of grapefruit, beeswax and crushed stones. Full-bodied, there is a lot of power and layers on the palate with a wicked backbone of acid

93Vinous / IWC

Offers a compelling interplay of rich fruit.... Apricot, baked apple, chamomile and a kiss of French oak add to the wine's creamy, inviting personality. All the elements fall into place effortlessly.

91Wine Spectator

Delivers a laser beam of pineapple, lime, citrus and light cedary oak notes. Impressive for the juicy vibrancy and long, clean finish.



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.