2001 Kistler "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Huge, buttery, waxy, toasty caramel, and citrus oil aromas jump from the glass of the 2001 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch. Lavishly rich, exotic, and full-bodied, with loads of texture and density, this lusty, heady Chardonnay is one of the most forward Chardonnays in this portfolio. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Lemon-yellow color. Riper aromas of mirabelle, wet stone, spearmint and roasted oak; a bit higher-toned than the McCrea. Then sweet, lush and seamless but nicely framed by firm acids; in a rounder style but classically dry. Showing more oak spice on the lingering finish.
The iconic Kistler Vineyards produces some of the most sought after 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.