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2015 Kistler Les Noisetiers Chardonnay

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Latest Sale Price

February 25, 2024 - $66

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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

A beautiful nose of ripe peaches, honeysuckle and brioche with a touch of marzipan. Medium to full-bodied with a lovely oiliness to the texture, it has a lot of power and intensity with a long, honeyed peach finish.

91Vinous / IWC

Quite rich, which is hardly surprising given the personality of the year. Tropical fruit, dried pear, smoke, slate and orange blossom resonate on the palate. Richly textured and inviting

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

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.