2003 Kistler "McCrea Vineyard" Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2003 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard has a Chablisien character because of its striking mineral notes in addition to lemon zest, orange rind, and a hint of tropical fruit. It is medium to full-bodied, dense, rich, layered, backward and restrained, but powerful on the palate. It should drink well for 5-7 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium yellow. Fresh nose dominated by lemon and lime. Smooth and quite dry in the mouth, with a strong flavor of dusty stone to go with its citric character. Quite Chablis-like. Impressively structured and long for this bottling, and likely to develop positively in bottle for at least five to seven years.
The iconic Kistler Vineyards produces some of the most sought after and spectacular Chardonnays in California. This small family established winery generally only sells their wines direct from the winery, to a select membership on their mailing list. At times we are able to obtain well stored wines from select private cellars, giving you the chance to try some of these wonderful wines.