Kistler Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

$119

Limited new Kistler Chardonnay release now available.92 Points Robert Parker:  ""The 2012 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard seems to be the most laid-back, retrained and leanest of all the Chardonnays in the 2012 Kistler portfolio. Floral notes are reticent but emerge with coaxing. The wine is medium-bodied and shows good acidity as well as some tightness and restraint that may favor it among those looking for less ostentatious and exuberant styles of Chardonnay. It is well-endowed, but seems to be holding back a lot of its charm and character under a cloak of acidity. Give it another six months of aging and drink it over the following 5-6 years."  

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Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

Got to take advantage of another Wednesday Wine Committee and boy was it worth it. Wow! Killer wines brought by Glenn for his 60th! As always, wines tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. Again, the table pegged this as Kistler. The main discussion was could it be a vertical or a horizontal? Lots of similarities leaned us towards horizontal. My first Hyde vineyard Chardonnay...gorgeous. Out of the 3 Kistler's, I think this benefited most from air time. A lot of lemon cream balanced by bread/toast notes alongside butter. Not citrusy or tropical.

Got to take advantage of another Wednesday Wine Committee and boy was it worth it. Wow! Killer wines brought by Glenn for his 60th! As always, wines tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine. Again, the table pegged this as Kistler. The main discussion was could it be a vertical or a horizontal? Lots of similarities leaned us towards horizontal. My first Hyde vineyard Chardonnay...gorgeous. Out of the 3 Kistler's, I think this benefited most from air time. A lot of lemon cream balanced by bread/toast notes alongside butter. Not citrusy or tropical.

9.2

Geoffrey Luce Delectable Pro

2012

2012

9.3

Geoffrey Luce Delectable Pro

2012 Hyde vineyard Carneros

2012 Hyde vineyard Carneros

9.4

Josh Orr Delectable Pro

Rich and round #chardonnay #carneros #msclassic

Rich and round #chardonnay #carneros #msclassic

9.0

Josh Orr Delectable Pro

#msclassic #california #chardonnay

#msclassic #california #chardonnay

9.0

Charles (Chad) Bucklin Delectable Pro

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

Great tension. Can't wait to see this in 5 years #kistler #carneros #hydevineyard

Great tension. Can't wait to see this in 5 years #kistler #carneros #hydevineyard

9.3

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

Intense citrus - pear notes. Delicious.

Intense citrus - pear notes. Delicious.

9.0

Mia Van de Water Delectable Pro

2012's are pretty opulent.

2012's are pretty opulent.

8.9

Cynthia Badiey

Every sip is a mouthful of nectar. Layers of butter, peaches, pears.

Every sip is a mouthful of nectar. Layers of butter, peaches, pears.

9.3

Andy Lynch

Love Kistler usually, not this time. #untilnexttime

Love Kistler usually, not this time. #untilnexttime

8.9

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