2015 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Road Vineyard

Year: 2015
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 94
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
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"This has enormous complexity, density, purity and focus, driven by a vibrant core of citrus-laced pear, melon, anise and apricot notes, ending long and full. A good bet for the cellar. Drink now through 2022. -J.L" (WS)

"The 2015 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard offers striking finesse to play off a tropically-leaning profile that is somewhat unusual for this wine. Scents of tangerine, pineapple, mint and dried flowers are nicely delineated. Medium in body but with superb depth, the 2015 has a lot to say. The 2015 finishes with substantial weight and gravitas that only add to its considerable appeal. Over the last year, the fruit expression has become more overt than it was at the outset." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Green-tinged pale yellow. Deep soil influenced aromatics threaded with struck flint and wet stone. Tightly-wound and sharply delineated, but with an inherent depth. Complex flavors of lime blossom, green orchard fruit and crushed rock. Finishes with impressive length, energy and spine. Delicious.