Kistler Durell Vineyard Sonoma Valley Chardonnay 2002

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: RP 91-93, ST 91, CG 90

Year: 2002

5 in stock

TASTING NOTES

Offers up aromas of lemon oil and vanilla custard in a clean, crisp, tart manner. The wine opens in the glass to reveal lemons, orange rind, pineapple, and plenty of rocks and minerals. 

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.

Bright, full yellow. Leesy aromas of crushed stone, baking spices, orange oil and charred oak, with a suggestion of light sulfides. Fatter on entry then big, rich and velvety in the middle palate, but with a firm acid spine. Not yet hugely complex but I like this wine's cooler flavors of pineapple, stone and minerals. Finishes with sneaky length and lingering notes of pineapple, menthol and crushed stone. 

Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.

One Star. Unabashedly oaky and fully infused with leesy complexities from beginning to end, this big, optimally ripened offering exhibits a fine sense of control for such a well-filled wine. It tastes of apples and pears and sweet, creamy spice, and it sports a scant touch of stony soil at the finish. It is both fleshy and firm in structure and is sure to improve. 

Connoisseur's Guide.


Collections: Chardonnay

Category: 2002, 750 ml



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