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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 | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2012
Vivid yellow-gold. Pungent, mineral-dominated bouquet evokes fresh citrus fruits, honeysuckle and iodine, with a bright, spicy topnote. Stains the palate with intense lemon, orange and ginger flavors, gaining sweetness and depth with air. Refuses to let go of the palate, finishing with a nervy stony character, resonating spiciness and outstanding persistence.