Kistler

Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay

9.043 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Sonoma Mountain, 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
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
Sara Beer

Lovely minerality in a CA chardonnay, nice balance and texture

Lovely minerality in a CA chardonnay, nice balance and texture

Dec 14th, 2014
Freemark Wine Enjoyer

Fantastic. At Hubkas. With gnocchi and truffles

Fantastic. At Hubkas. With gnocchi and truffles

Feb 28th, 2016
Joe Lucca

Honeyed peaches and citrus zest on the nose. The palate is viscous with beeswax, petrol, almonds, cashews, apricots, candied Meyer lemon peel, and peach pit. Finishes cleanly with wet stones and a hint of caramel.

Honeyed peaches and citrus zest on the nose. The palate is viscous with beeswax, petrol, almonds, cashews, apricots, candied Meyer lemon peel, and peach pit. Finishes cleanly with wet stones and a hint of caramel.

Jan 1st, 2016
Joe Buckel

Very creamy, ripe fruit, not balanced lacking acidity

Very creamy, ripe fruit, not balanced lacking acidity

Nov 27th, 2015
Stacey

2012, smooth and buttery with apple!

2012, smooth and buttery with apple!

May 1st, 2015
Nicholas Moryl

Notes of green apple (jolly rancher!) and the expected butter on the nose and the finish. Surprisingly tart but not too dry, good minerality

Notes of green apple (jolly rancher!) and the expected butter on the nose and the finish. Surprisingly tart but not too dry, good minerality

Jan 25th, 2015
Justin Matijcio

This was delish. Nice body

This was delish. Nice body

Oct 21st, 2014
Michael Ochsner

Little closed on the nose. Amazing integration on the palate.

Little closed on the nose. Amazing integration on the palate.

Aug 14th, 2014
Brett Evje

47.50. Hot nose. Little young tasting.

47.50. Hot nose. Little young tasting.

Aug 14th, 2014