Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

$89.99

95 Points                                Kistler McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay  - rare new release. 95 Points Robert Parker:  "The Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard has a gorgeously intense nose of pineapple paste, honey-nut and guava with touches of cashews and brioche. Medium to full-bodied with a lovely satiny texture, the tropical fruits are open for business with a zippy line of acidity to ensure great cellaring potential... ...Kistler Vineyards remains one of the absolute benchmark producers of great Sonoma Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, sitting right up there with the highest quality examples of these grapes from throughout the world. While the wines come from as wide a range of top terroirs as Sonoma can provide, interestingly nearly all of the Chardonnays are produced from a proprietary selection of Wente clones taken from a Larry Hyde block in the early 1980s. All the vineyard-designate Chardonnays are produced in precisely the same manner, meaning the differences between them are almost exclusively down to the differences in terroir. And as readers will see from my notes, the differences are striking."

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Ratings on Delectable

Darren Dittrich Delectable Pro

Rich, voluptuous, buttery tropical (banana) Chardonnay with ample oak. One of the bigger Kistler Chards in recent memory. Not a Burgundian effort, but still very tasty.

Rich, voluptuous, buttery tropical (banana) Chardonnay with ample oak. One of the bigger Kistler Chards in recent memory. Not a Burgundian effort, but still very tasty.

9.0

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