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2001 Kistler Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

The color is trademark cloudy amber (it’s unfined, unfiltered and has great weight and viscosity). The nose shows highly toasted oak wrapped around a very substantial core of extracted pineapple, lemon chiffon and woodspice notes. On the palate,... Read more

1999 Kistler Chardonnay, McCrea Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain

Richly extracted, over-the-top style. Lots of toasty, smoky oak fights it out with ultra-ripe pineapple syrup and gobs of vanilla cream. If it is given a chance to sit in the glass, additional complexities emerge. It didn’t get that chance on this... Read more