Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay

9.222 ratings
9.34 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
Carl Fischer

Bright and very fruit forward with layers of candied fruit on the palate. Medium bodied. Nice acidity. I think this will be better in another year or two.

Bright and very fruit forward with layers of candied fruit on the palate. Medium bodied. Nice acidity. I think this will be better in another year or two.

May 6th, 2018
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Nov 13th, 2018
Mark Flesher

Although I own a few younger Kistler, and have only really TASTED Kistler with 6+ years of age on it, this was a nice contrast. I can tell why some prefer these like this and why some prefer these with some age. This wine was a bit more acidic up front than I thought it would be. Had a nice mango and melon profile with some dried nut, herb and popcorn kernel going on, and was getting a tiny bit of tropical fruit to the back, but the body of this wine was a bit on the jagged side even on the finish although the finish was a bit more velvety. I can definitely see how this jagged quality would tone down after 5 + years so for those who appreciate this with a softer quality, you've got a bit of a wait ahead of you.

Although I own a few younger Kistler, and have only really TASTED Kistler with 6+ years of age on it, this was a nice contrast. I can tell why some prefer these like this and why some prefer these with some age. This wine was a bit more acidic up front than I thought it would be. Had a nice mango and melon profile with some dried nut, herb and popcorn kernel going on, and was getting a tiny bit of tropical fruit to the back, but the body of this wine was a bit on the jagged side even on the finish although the finish was a bit more velvety. I can definitely see how this jagged quality would tone down after 5 + years so for those who appreciate this with a softer quality, you've got a bit of a wait ahead of you.

Jun 15th, 2019
Makoto Someya

Slightly greenish yellow, calm pear aroma, very smooth with oak & nuts flavor and citrus acid. Quite complex, so it takes enough time to taste it. @800/90, Enoteca, 171014

Slightly greenish yellow, calm pear aroma, very smooth with oak & nuts flavor and citrus acid. Quite complex, so it takes enough time to taste it. @800/90, Enoteca, 171014

Oct 14th, 2017
Peter Hladun

Singing!

Singing!

Jun 8th, 2017
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

9.3

Jens had this 2 years ago

Jens had this 2 years ago

Mar 30th, 2019
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

9.1

Jens had this 2 years ago

Jens had this 2 years ago

Mar 20th, 2019
Nick Clawson

Nick had this 6 months ago

Nick had this 6 months ago

Jul 20th, 2020
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 9 months ago

Ronald had this 9 months ago

Apr 21st, 2020
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this a year ago

Ronald had this a year ago

Jan 22nd, 2020