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2012 Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay

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May 26, 2024 - $68



94The Wine Advocate

...crisp, orange blossom, lemon oil, fresh mineral-laced, medium to full-bodied style. ...impressive purity, and a hint of orange marmalade follows through in the flavors as well.

92Vinous / IWC

White orchard fruit, flowers, mint and green pears meld together in an open, resonant Chardonnay built on subtlety and raciness.



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.