Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay 2003
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Wine AdvocateThe 2003 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard has a Corton-Charlemagne-like personality. Notes of acacia flower, stone fruits, liqueur of rocks, some orange blossom notes intermixed with apple skin, and hints of hazelnut and lemon butter are all present in this full-bodied, stony, mineral-dominated wine that is undeniably impressive. Again, it is backward, but there is an inner core of concentration that just goes on and on. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Wine SpectatorRipe and vibrant, with intense pear, tangerine, anise and mandarin orange flavors that are tightly wound and focused, gaining complexity and finishing with a burst of fruit flavors. Drink now through 2009.