Kistler

Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

9.2213 ratings
8.826 pro ratings
Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Medium golden yellow. Lush nose with brioche, warm green apples, lemon curd, little straw and honeysuckle. Medium acidity (6/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. A little stoney on the palate with citrus rind and touch of yeast. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2025.

Medium golden yellow. Lush nose with brioche, warm green apples, lemon curd, little straw and honeysuckle. Medium acidity (6/10) and medium to medium plus bodied. A little stoney on the palate with citrus rind and touch of yeast. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2025.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Eric Urbani

Solid

Solid

Dec 8th, 2018
Ron R
9.3

Textbook Kistler. Lychees and nutmeg on the nose. Quite heavy and dense on the palate. Almonds, oak and Meyer lemon are present, with soft acidity. Drinking perfectly now, although wifey detects an old box!

Textbook Kistler. Lychees and nutmeg on the nose. Quite heavy and dense on the palate. Almonds, oak and Meyer lemon are present, with soft acidity. Drinking perfectly now, although wifey detects an old box!

Aug 6th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Not toasty, so perfect.

Not toasty, so perfect.

Aug 12th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Buttery and creamy, notes of vanilla custard, exotic citrus fruits and minerals

Buttery and creamy, notes of vanilla custard, exotic citrus fruits and minerals

Aug 10th, 2017
Courtney Cochran

Sommelier/Host hiptastes.com

9.5

I'm not in the mood to apologize. Because sometimes the secret you don't want to get out is that big Chards are the bees knees, the slap on the back you need to get to get that skip back in your step, the rock ballad you blast at full volume (windows up, natch)...And really, what's not to like in this crushed cashew-laid-over -candied-lemon-peel pleaser, this fleshy white peach-riddled hothouse flower, this pineapple custard cutie?? But in all seriousness, there is straight-up respectable structure here, pert-enough acidity to be fresh-ish, and a lingering finish with just enough soupçon of minerality to be decent. In short, what's not to like? ***Don't be haters, yo***

I'm not in the mood to apologize. Because sometimes the secret you don't want to get out is that big Chards are the bees knees, the slap on the back you need to get to get that skip back in your step, the rock ballad you blast at full volume (windows up, natch)...And really, what's not to like in this crushed cashew-laid-over -candied-lemon-peel pleaser, this fleshy white peach-riddled hothouse flower, this pineapple custard cutie?? But in all seriousness, there is straight-up respectable structure here, pert-enough acidity to be fresh-ish, and a lingering finish with just enough soupçon of minerality to be decent. In short, what's not to like? ***Don't be haters, yo***

5 people found it helpfulMay 21st, 2015
Josh Lavis

Fine Wine Consultant The Country Vintner, member of The Winebow Group

9.5

I see what the big deal about 2013 is. Sea salt, green apple, flint and toasty oak.

I see what the big deal about 2013 is. Sea salt, green apple, flint and toasty oak.

2 people found it helpfulApr 9th, 2015
Parag Lalit

Truly a great wine. Tasted blind with some Burgundian friends, the wine came out to be a real charmer.

Truly a great wine. Tasted blind with some Burgundian friends, the wine came out to be a real charmer.

2 people found it helpfulApr 4th, 2013
Colleen Cleary

Yumm-o!

Yumm-o!

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2015
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

9.1

Become more savory

Become more savory

Oct 2nd, 2016