2017 Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard

Year: 2017
Appellation: Sonoma Mountain
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 95
Jeb Dunnuck: 96
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
Price :
$109.95

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

"The 2017 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard is superb. Sensual, silky and nuanced, the McCrea is especially fine in 2017. The typical earthy, savory notes that are such signatures of this Sonoma Mountain site are present, but the 2017 also has an extra kick of fruit richness and floral lift that work beautifully in giving the wine an unusual level of complexity. The 2017 McCrea is brilliant and a terrific way to start this tasting." (VM)

"Coming from marine sediments and volcanic soils on Sonoma Mountain, the 2017 Chardonnay McCrea offers a brilliant, white flower and orchard fruit-driven profile that slowly shows more brioche and honeysuckle with time in the glass. It’s beautifully textured, with good acidity and a great finish. Drink this complete, impeccably balanced Chardonnay over the coming decade or more." (JD)

Winery Notes:
Green-tinged pale yellow. Lifted, nuanced aromas of stone fruits, morning citrus flowers, fresh herbs and hints of chalk. Concentrated and intensely flavored with excellent weight, yet supported throughout by a string of brisk acidity that carries the finish which seems to have no end. A lovely example of the best soils at our McCrea vineyard.