Kistler Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

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Carl Fischer Delectable Pro

Bright and very fruit forward with layers of candied fruit on the palate. Medium bodied. Nice acidity. I think this will be better in another year or two.

Bright and very fruit forward with layers of candied fruit on the palate. Medium bodied. Nice acidity. I think this will be better in another year or two.

9.3

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Mark Flesher

Although I own a few younger Kistler, and have only really TASTED Kistler with 6+ years of age on it, this was a nice contrast. I can tell why some prefer these like this and why some prefer these with some age. This wine was a bit more acidic up front than I thought it would be. Had a nice mango and melon profile with some dried nut, herb and popcorn kernel going on, and was getting a tiny bit of tropical fruit to the back, but the body of this wine was a bit on the jagged side even on the finish although the finish was a bit more velvety. I can definitely see how this jagged quality would tone down after 5 + years so for those who appreciate this with a softer quality, you've got a bit of a wait ahead of you.

Although I own a few younger Kistler, and have only really TASTED Kistler with 6+ years of age on it, this was a nice contrast. I can tell why some prefer these like this and why some prefer these with some age. This wine was a bit more acidic up front than I thought it would be. Had a nice mango and melon profile with some dried nut, herb and popcorn kernel going on, and was getting a tiny bit of tropical fruit to the back, but the body of this wine was a bit on the jagged side even on the finish although the finish was a bit more velvety. I can definitely see how this jagged quality would tone down after 5 + years so for those who appreciate this with a softer quality, you've got a bit of a wait ahead of you.

9.3

Makoto Someya

Slightly greenish yellow, calm pear aroma, very smooth with oak & nuts flavor and citrus acid. Quite complex, so it takes enough time to taste it. @800/90, Enoteca, 171014

Slightly greenish yellow, calm pear aroma, very smooth with oak & nuts flavor and citrus acid. Quite complex, so it takes enough time to taste it. @800/90, Enoteca, 171014

9.0

Peter Hladun

Singing!

Singing!

9.5

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    New York, NY 10022

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