Kistler Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

$129.99

Kistler 2013 Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay  - rare new release. 97 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2013 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard, planted in 1979 with Old Wente in red volcanic soils, is a stunner. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied notes of white currants, lemon oil, apple blossom, white peach and honeysuckle are all present in this beautiful wine that will drink nicely for the next seven or so years.... ...the single-vineyard wines all represent much smaller quantities of wine. There have been several noticeable changes in the Kistler wines over the last few years, as they are certainly picking the Pinot Noir at an earlier date and going for less extraction, more fragrance and delicacy. The Chardonnays are still powerful wines but they have backed off the new oak to about 40%. (About 10 years ago, it was around 60%.) Other than that they are still potent and rich Chardonnays that are meant to be drunk in their first 4-6 years of life. It is my experience that aging Kistler wine has not been generally as successful as I would have hoped.."

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Ratings on Delectable

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Well made as always and full of flavor. At this stage the oak is a bit too pronounced for me.

Well made as always and full of flavor. At this stage the oak is a bit too pronounced for me.

9.0

Jen Len Delectable Pro

Bartender/Sommelier Caña, JC

So pretty. White tea, long finish, lively acidity. Just wow.

So pretty. White tea, long finish, lively acidity. Just wow.

9.4

Brandon Boesch

Still overrated in my mind. Definitely butterscotch, tons of lemon, but kind of died on the finish for me. Maybe at an in between age.

Still overrated in my mind. Definitely butterscotch, tons of lemon, but kind of died on the finish for me. Maybe at an in between age.

9.0

Scott Rose

2013 vintage. Other than the zesty, spicy oak, not much going on here. Medium/heavy body. Disappointingly shortish, uninspired finish. Least fave Kistler (white or red) I've ever had.

2013 vintage. Other than the zesty, spicy oak, not much going on here. Medium/heavy body. Disappointingly shortish, uninspired finish. Least fave Kistler (white or red) I've ever had.

8.6

Chris LoRusso

#2 of the evening.. Beautifully balanced rich Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay!

#2 of the evening.. Beautifully balanced rich Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay!

9.4

Jeanne Hayman

My new fav white!!

My new fav white!!

9.9

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