1998 Kistler "Durell" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1998 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard is tight and backward. Always the last to be harvested (because of the extremely cool micro-climate), the 1998 possesses considerable force and intensity, with a mineral, citrusy, lemon blossom, orange peel component to its full-bodied richness. It reveals good acidity and power, all of which is harnessed and beautifully balanced.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale greeny-gold color. Musky aromas of minerals, ginger and earth; suggestions of Burgundian funk. Very rich and chewy, with dusty flavors of orange peel and earth. Full, generous and impressively deep. The impression of powdered stone gives the finish a tactile quality.
Kistler "Durell" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
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.