Kistler

Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay

9.3220 ratings
9.127 pro ratings
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Scott Wren

Very good at what the do—buttery oak Chard. Not as over the top as I remember it from 10 yrs ago

Very good at what the do—buttery oak Chard. Not as over the top as I remember it from 10 yrs ago

May 25th, 2018
Shay A
9.2

Another great Weekly Wine Committee in the books, this time hosted by Dan. Format stayed the same (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine) and everything is guessed blind.

My first Kistler, believe it or not. I called this chardonnay (as were all the whites). Very "sweet" nose to it, but still had some butter/popcorn traits. Oily finish, alongside wet rock, tea and lemon. Very nice.

Another great Weekly Wine Committee in the books, this time hosted by Dan. Format stayed the same (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine) and everything is guessed blind.

My first Kistler, believe it or not. I called this chardonnay (as were all the whites). Very "sweet" nose to it, but still had some butter/popcorn traits. Oily finish, alongside wet rock, tea and lemon. Very nice.

Jun 28th, 2017
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.7

Buttered popcorn vibes

Buttered popcorn vibes

Apr 20th, 2017
Garen Staglin

Butterscotch rich flavor. Slight oxidation. Great with desert.

Butterscotch rich flavor. Slight oxidation. Great with desert.

Dec 27th, 2016
Jen Len

Bartender/Sommelier Caña, JC

9.4

So pretty. White tea, long finish, lively acidity. Just wow.

So pretty. White tea, long finish, lively acidity. Just wow.

Aug 14th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.7

Still in healthy shape structurally, but developing some bitterness.

Still in healthy shape structurally, but developing some bitterness.

Jan 16th, 2016
Marc Piro

Expected more acid for an '11. Weak aromatics, kinda flabby, lots of oak. Classic mom wine.

Expected more acid for an '11. Weak aromatics, kinda flabby, lots of oak. Classic mom wine.

Dec 20th, 2015
Remi Barrett

Wow... This smells exactly like a Delfina margherita pizza.. No joke. Yeasty bubbly crust, olive oil, mozzarella and bright tomato sauce

Wow... This smells exactly like a Delfina margherita pizza.. No joke. Yeasty bubbly crust, olive oil, mozzarella and bright tomato sauce

Sep 16th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Kistler Kistler chard doesn't get much better. Toasty oak, rich and creamy with loads of bright fruits. A big WOW FACTOR here! CB 98!

Kistler Kistler chard doesn't get much better. Toasty oak, rich and creamy with loads of bright fruits. A big WOW FACTOR here! CB 98!

Jun 13th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.5

Kistler Kistler Chard! After Aubert Sugar Shack a close 2nd! Rich and creamy. Solid bright fruit! A must again! CB 95

Kistler Kistler Chard! After Aubert Sugar Shack a close 2nd! Rich and creamy. Solid bright fruit! A must again! CB 95

May 24th, 2015