2016 Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard

Year: 2016
Appellation: Sonoma Mountain
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 93+
Jeb Dunnuck: 93+
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
Price :
$99.95

THE BEST OF THE BEST AND STILL AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME

"The 2016 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard offers up gorgeous notions of ripe peaches, honeyed toast, grapefruit and orange blossoms with touches of ginger and marzipan. Medium to full-bodied, it has a lovely satiny texture and tons of stone fruit and savory layers with a good, long spice-laced finish." (WA)

"From a site in the Sonoma Mountains, the 2016 Chardonnay McCrea is an elegant, racy at times, Chardonnay that has building minerality in its white flowers, brioche, and citrus-driven bouquet. It a brilliant, mouthwatering effort that’s going to put on weight with time in bottle.

There’s been a distinct style change at Kistler, with winemaker Jason Kesner purposely pulling back on the harvest dates and making a classic, age-worthy style of both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He’s done this without sacrificing depth, concentration, or richness, and these latest 2016s are truly brilliant wines." (JD)

Winery Notes:
Green-tinged, pale yellow. Vaulted aromas of stone fruits, citrus blossom and a chalky like minerality. Intensely flavored, with good flesh and natural acidity giving the wine presence, definition and poise. Threaded with an energized underlying structure.