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About Kistler Vineyards
Steve Kistler's rich, Burgundy-style Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, from a series of ideally situated vineyards all around Sonoma County, have long been favorites among collectors and restaurant clients. The best bottlings have proven to be excellent mid-term agers and are among the richest and most complex Chardonnays made anywhere—the key is low-tech, hands-off winemaking that makes the most of the particular vineyard site plus what each vintage has to offer.
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008
($75) Yellow-gold. Sharply focused tangerine and lime aromas are complicated by dusty minerals, white flowers and anise, with a suave undercurrent of toasty lees. Vibrant, finely etched citrus flavors expand on the palate, picking up honeyed pear and green papaya notes. This really stains the palate on the back end, leaving behind a strong echo of smoky minerals.