1996 Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard

1996 Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • IWC 93
  • WA 91

Reviews for 1996 Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 1999
This is a delicious mouthful of Chardonnay. It's big bold rich and creamy brimming with tiers of flavor--vanilla pear anise fig and melon--and finishing with harmonious notes of smoke and nectarine...
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1999
Brighter yellow-gold. Very complex Burgundian aromas of roasted nuts minerals lemon candy smoke and faint sulfides; conveys a strong impression of soil character. Very rich but unevolved in the mouth with plenty of... Brighter yellow-gold. Very complex Burgundian aromas of roasted nuts minerals lemon candy smoke and faint sulfides; conveys a strong impression of soil character. Very rich but unevolved in the mouth with plenty of acidity. Slightly aggressive on the finish today perhaps because there a bit less finishing flesh but long and subtle. The yield here was about three tons per acre vs. two for the McCrea. 93 points
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1997
The 1996 Chardonnay Durell offers citrusy tropical fruit and mineral aromas medium body excellent richness and a long tangy tight but promising finish. It should unfold with another 1-2 years of bottle age and last for... The 1996 Chardonnay Durell offers citrusy tropical fruit and mineral aromas medium body excellent richness and a long tangy tight but promising finish. It should unfold with another 1-2 years of bottle age and last for 5-6 years. All the Kistler Chardonnays are made in a Burgundian manner. They are barrel-fermented given full malolactic fermentation extensive lees stirring racked out of their barrels following a year's cask aging and allowed to settle in tank until bottling which usually occurs without any fining or filtration. All of the wines reviewed in this segment were tasted from tank as they were awaiting bottling early next year.