2002 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • IWC 93

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2003
A spectacular offering the 2002 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard (adjacent to the Kistler winery) tastes like a California version of a great Batard-Montrachet. This dense rich layered multidimensional Chardonnay builds... A spectacular offering the 2002 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard (adjacent to the Kistler winery) tastes like a California version of a great Batard-Montrachet. This dense rich layered multidimensional Chardonnay builds incrementally in the mouth to reveal leesy notes intermixed with liquid minerals lemon rind citrus oils and orange marmalade. Like its siblings it reveals subtle oak notes along with great purity tremendous palate presence full body and a majestic style. However patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2012.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2005
Bright pale medium yellow. Captivating nose combines grapefruit underripe pineapple crushed stone and musky baking spices. Then rich and lush yet sharply delineated on the palate with very dry flavors of pineapple spices... Bright pale medium yellow. Captivating nose combines grapefruit underripe pineapple crushed stone and musky baking spices. Then rich and lush yet sharply delineated on the palate with very dry flavors of pineapple spices and stone. A very rich chardonnay that's still a bit youthfully subdued. Finishes long ripe and dry with a flavor of dusty stone.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 2002