Kistler Hudson Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

$119.00
Item No. 119317
  • white wine
  • collectible wine
  • V96
  • WS94
  • ST94
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A wine of depth and elegance, often touched with high pitched tones of iodine, and an oyster shell like minerality.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard bursts onto the palate with waves of fruit. This is yet another dazzling wine from Kistler endowed with tremendous depth, detail and classiness. Smoke, crushed rocks and apricots are woven into the fabric of this seamless showstopper. The creamy, expansive finish makes it hard to resist a second taste.
Rating: 96+"
96 Points

"This packs in lots of dense flavors, highlighted by nectarine, tangerine, peach and citrus, gaining as this leads to its long, pure finish. The richest and most concentrated of the 2009 Kistlers."
94 Points

"Vivid yellow-gold. Pungent, mineral-dominated bouquet evokes fresh citrus fruits, honeysuckle and iodine, with a bright, spicy topnote. Stains the palate with intense lemon, orange and ginger flavors, gaining sweetness and depth with air. Refuses to let go of the palate, finishing with a nervy stony character, resonating spiciness and outstanding persistence."
94 Points

Learn About Kistler Map ItMap It

Founded in 1978, Kistler Vineyards is a small, family-owned and operated winery specializing in the production of Burgundian style Chardonnay and limited amounts of Pinot Noir. Grapes are estate grown and purchased from vineyards in Sonoma County. In 1992, Kistler Vineyards moved all production to its Vine Hill Road Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.

Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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