Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

9.126 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Geoff Labitzke

The 2007 Vinehill Chardonnay is deeper gold than the 2006. The aromas are less distinctly mineral with less complex spice. The aromas are more of drawn butter ripe citrus some with some apple notes. The the strength and core of the 06 is stronger but this is a delicious absolutely ready Chardonnay.

The 2007 Vinehill Chardonnay is deeper gold than the 2006. The aromas are less distinctly mineral with less complex spice. The aromas are more of drawn butter ripe citrus some with some apple notes. The the strength and core of the 06 is stronger but this is a delicious absolutely ready Chardonnay.

Aug 28th, 2014
Steven Schwartz

2007

Mar 4th, 2018
Steve Anderson

4th of July BBQ kick-starter from @Albert Camilleri. Medium dark gold. Albert thought it might be a bit oxidized, and we concluded it was a bit advanced. He noted a recent 2006 was much fresher. This one had a touch of hazelnut, apple and pineapple. Still enjoyable, but check in on this one soon.

4th of July BBQ kick-starter from @Albert Camilleri. Medium dark gold. Albert thought it might be a bit oxidized, and we concluded it was a bit advanced. He noted a recent 2006 was much fresher. This one had a touch of hazelnut, apple and pineapple. Still enjoyable, but check in on this one soon.

Jul 6th, 2016
Chris Langstaff

Smells of light honey. Slightly acidic. Has opened up nicely over 30-40 mins. Great legs! Great honey taste. This has opened up so very well.

Smells of light honey. Slightly acidic. Has opened up nicely over 30-40 mins. Great legs! Great honey taste. This has opened up so very well.

Dec 25th, 2015
Flavio Menezes

Some butter and pancetta. Drinking very well now.

Some butter and pancetta. Drinking very well now.

Jul 24th, 2015
Cody Short

I love these young but I am constantly amazed at how poorly they age. Fruit is gone and nothing but muted, watered down oak remains. Past its prime and another disappointment for an "older" Kistler chard. Drink these in the first 2-3 years and avoid pouring them down the drain like I've been doing.

I love these young but I am constantly amazed at how poorly they age. Fruit is gone and nothing but muted, watered down oak remains. Past its prime and another disappointment for an "older" Kistler chard. Drink these in the first 2-3 years and avoid pouring them down the drain like I've been doing.

Jun 23rd, 2015
Joe Wines

The best

The best

Dec 30th, 2014
Joe Wines

Warm apple spices. Really just getting to maturity.

Warm apple spices. Really just getting to maturity.

Dec 28th, 2014
Joe Wines

Thanks Steve. Wonderful stuff.

Thanks Steve. Wonderful stuff.

Nov 29th, 2013
Joe Wines

Carmelized flavors. Tough to beat.

Carmelized flavors. Tough to beat.

Oct 6th, 2013