Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

9.3121 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

Incredible late night pull which was a perfect palate cleanser!!! Wow!!! I am thinking best wind of the night at this juncture! Incredible. All thanks to my buddy @TheSkip !!!!
Great Chardonnay bud! I owe you one!

Incredible late night pull which was a perfect palate cleanser!!! Wow!!! I am thinking best wind of the night at this juncture! Incredible. All thanks to my buddy @TheSkip !!!!
Great Chardonnay bud! I owe you one!

May 30th, 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
Martin G Rivard

@Kirk Alexander Thank you buddy for such a wonderful gift!! You are invited over everyday from now on!! lol Amazing Chardonnay which is always a steadfast pour. Rich, textured and layered. Badass in a glass as I always say!

@Kirk Alexander Thank you buddy for such a wonderful gift!! You are invited over everyday from now on!! lol Amazing Chardonnay which is always a steadfast pour. Rich, textured and layered. Badass in a glass as I always say!

Nov 25th, 2016
Ed Lehrman

2012- some nice flavors but an underlying fatness I hadn't expected for such a highly regarded Chard. Just ok and far from worth the tariff.

2012- some nice flavors but an underlying fatness I hadn't expected for such a highly regarded Chard. Just ok and far from worth the tariff.

Mar 27th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.9

Needs time. #kistler #chardonnay

Needs time. #kistler #chardonnay

Jul 24th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.4

Still very youthful

Still very youthful

Mar 5th, 2015
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

I brought this great chard, although a great experience I find this Kistler to need another year or two in bottle. In a group setting with Kosta Browne and J. Rochioli single vyd Chards that have that forward fruit component . I need to bring Kistler by itself and with a little bottle age.. Still have 4 or 5 of this vintage at home. CB

I brought this great chard, although a great experience I find this Kistler to need another year or two in bottle. In a group setting with Kosta Browne and J. Rochioli single vyd Chards that have that forward fruit component . I need to bring Kistler by itself and with a little bottle age.. Still have 4 or 5 of this vintage at home. CB

Sep 29th, 2014
Christina Abaluche

Vintner Abaluche Wine Company

9.3

Full of butterscotch minerality, fresh Bosc pear and sable sandy mid palate

Full of butterscotch minerality, fresh Bosc pear and sable sandy mid palate

Aug 28th, 2014