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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.
94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011
Greenish gold. Highly complex, mineral-driven aromas of fresh nectarine, citrus pith and iodine, along with a hint of smokiness. Supple, broad and impressively concentrated, with pit fruit and mineral flavors showing serious depth and firm acidity adding spine. Boasts an oily, mouthfilling texture but carries no excess weight and finishes with excellent persistence and a firm edge of acidity.