Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

9.2378 ratings
9.281 pro ratings
Russian River 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
Patrick Derdeyn

Clearly california, but definitely makes an attempt at balance. The fruit is amped up and has solid acidity. Has a nice creaminess to it (malo?). Something for everyone here.

Clearly california, but definitely makes an attempt at balance. The fruit is amped up and has solid acidity. Has a nice creaminess to it (malo?). Something for everyone here.

Aug 30th, 2017
Eric Hwang

Reminds me of a 1er Cru Chablis. Rich and balanced without the typical California butter bomb. Acidity is holding up well for the age.

Reminds me of a 1er Cru Chablis. Rich and balanced without the typical California butter bomb. Acidity is holding up well for the age.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2015
Pedro Rusk

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

9.4

Not bad for 15 year old american Chardonnay
Baked apple lemon curd oxidative but still has acid

Not bad for 15 year old american Chardonnay
Baked apple lemon curd oxidative but still has acid

1 person found it helpfulNov 21st, 2014
Sean Genn

Lots of oak followed by some tropical fruit

Lots of oak followed by some tropical fruit

Jun 26th, 2017
Chris Chan

Every is good but price

Every is good but price

Feb 26th, 2017
Chris Hyde

Holding up nicely, with fruity, mango finish..

Holding up nicely, with fruity, mango finish..

Jan 13th, 2017
Rafael Landestoy

Liked it but a little more buttery and viscous than the Sea Smoke. Went great with the scallops.

Liked it but a little more buttery and viscous than the Sea Smoke. Went great with the scallops.

Aug 21st, 2016
Charlie Evans

Awwwww yeah. Would love to try some older vintage Kistler.

Awwwww yeah. Would love to try some older vintage Kistler.

Aug 17th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.5

Tropical fruits with creamy buttery flavors. This 2013Kistler has it all. Great with almost our food dishes . Restaurant is packed but very organized! Vacation starts now!CB 95

Tropical fruits with creamy buttery flavors. This 2013Kistler has it all. Great with almost our food dishes . Restaurant is packed but very organized! Vacation starts now!CB 95

Jul 10th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.5

Awesome Cali Chard that drinks like Grand Cru White Burgundy. 2013 is another awesome year! Tropical fruits with just a kiss of oak. Treating my daughter and future on the back deck at home! Vine Hills Best from Kistler. CB 95+

Awesome Cali Chard that drinks like Grand Cru White Burgundy. 2013 is another awesome year! Tropical fruits with just a kiss of oak. Treating my daughter and future on the back deck at home! Vine Hills Best from Kistler. CB 95+

May 8th, 2016