1997 Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard

1997 Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 1997 Kistler Chardonnay Durell Vineyard

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2000
A seamless wine of classic proportions. Ripe rich and polished with tiers of pear citrus melon hazelnut and fig culminating in a long polished aftertaste. Kudos to Kistler. Drink now through 2006. 1882 cases made. (JL)
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1998
Readers looking for a Chardonnay that possesses the tropical fruit spectrum without completely abandoning the complex mineral character will be pleased with the 1997 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard. The poor vigor of these... Readers looking for a Chardonnay that possesses the tropical fruit spectrum without completely abandoning the complex mineral character will be pleased with the 1997 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard. The poor vigor of these rocky soils combined with such clones as Hyde has resulted in a wine with zesty acidity medium to full body outstanding ripeness and purity and loads of orange blossom/lemony fruit in addition to hints of peach and pineapple. This wine requires 1-2 years of cellaring and should have an unusually long life of 8-10 years.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2000
Medium-deep straw color. Bright nose combines dried and citrus fruits with hints of clove and hazelnut. Fat and full but with a solid mineral spine. Sound acids give the flavors firm shape. Finishes spicy and long. 92 points