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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Kistler Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay 1999
Kistler Kistler Vineyard Chardonnay 1999
(search item no. 124658)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Produced since 1986. Just shy of 1800 feet in elevation, in a small bowl on the western edge of the Mayacama mountains lies the original Kistler planting. Thirty year old vines grow dry farmed in deep red volcanic ash, producing a wine with an intense sense of the mountain heritage of the delicate stone fruit that is lifted, like its McCrea cousin, yet firmer, and with a stronger core and added layers of richness.
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About Kistler:

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.