Kistler Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay (slightly torn lables) 2001
Chardonnay from Carneros, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Produces a wine of weight, without being heavy that is consistently supported by a strong acid profile and a steely like sulfide character.
"Deeper yellow color. High-pitched, soil-inflected aromas of iodine, earth and lemon, with a more exotic hint of orange peel. Rich, chewy and seamless on the palate; conveys an impression of sweetness, but the lemon, grapefruit and crushed stone flavors are also quite penetrating. A very young, chewy wine with terrific precision and depth. Finishes subtle and very long, with a bit more grip than the Hirsch."
International Wine Cellar
"Light gold in color, the 2001 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard reveals intense aromas of buttery honeysuckle, lemon oil, toast, and smoke. More exotic/flamboyant than its siblings..."
The Wine Advocate
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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.
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
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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