1997 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • IWC 92
  • WA 91
  • WS 91

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IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
...Complex soil-inflected aromas of roasted grain iodine peat pear skin and spring flowers. Very rich and concentrated; dense and deep but spicy and focused. This has a supple airy texture I associate with the best... ...Complex soil-inflected aromas of roasted grain iodine peat pear skin and spring flowers. Very rich and concentrated; dense and deep but spicy and focused. This has a supple airy texture I associate with the best ripe-year white Burgundies. Quite concentrated and tactile. Finishes with palate-staining length.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1998
...is a more restrained wine with noticeably higher acidity. It reveals suggestions of cold steel wet stones and that liquid minerality found in certain Chardonnays. Medium to full-bodied with excellent depth and more... ...is a more restrained wine with noticeably higher acidity. It reveals suggestions of cold steel wet stones and that liquid minerality found in certain Chardonnays. Medium to full-bodied with excellent depth and more austerity and backwardness than its siblings...
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2000
Deep rich and smoky with layers of ripe fig lemon custard and melon. Long intricate aftertaste...
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 1997