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2018 Kistler Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay

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February 25, 2024 - $88

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RATINGS

95+ The Wine Advocate

...gunflint and iodine aromas at this stage, with gentler layers of white peach, citrus peel, honey and nuts. In the mouth, it’s medium-bodied and uber silky, with toasty, nutty character, seamless freshness and a long, flinty finish.

95Wine Spectator

This shows enveloping richness, with intensely toasty aromas leading into structured apple and peach pastry flavors that feature vibrant savory accents. The structured finish is long, crunchy and well-spiced.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Carneros

Carneros AVA, also known as Los Carneros, is at the southern end of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys at the top of the San Francisco Bay. The 8,000 vineyard acres are mostly planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both of which thrive in the district’s cool, marine climate. Carneros became an AVA in 1983 and it has attracted foreign wine companies along with local producers. It has been especially appealing to European producers of sparkling wines including the giant Spanish cava producers Codorniu and Frexinet, and the French Champagne house Taittinger. Codorniu in Carneros is called Artesa, and Frexinet’s Carneros brand is Gloria Ferrer. Taittinger calls its Carneros winery Domaine Carneros. The European producers also make still wines in Carneros.

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.