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2013 Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch  (Sonoma Coast) 94

With a fresh, citrus, apple, tropical fruit and vanilla bean character, the wine combines sweetness from ripe fruits, with ample acidity allowing the wine to provide a refreshing, sweet, ripe, fruit filled glass of wine.

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2012 Kistler Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard  (Sonoma Valley) 94

Fresh, bright, lush, rich and loaded with just squeezed lemons, white peaches, pears and apples, all topped with vanilla and honeysuckle, this is already drinking quite well.

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2010 Kistler Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard  (Carneros) 93

Drinking really well, with all its floral, citrus and tropical fruits in abundance. Fresh and lively, well balanced with rich, buttery characteristics.

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2007 Kistler Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard  (Sonoma Mountain) 89

Looking and tasting much older than its true age, while not dead, it was on its way. The wine lacked freshness and complexity in the nose and the mouth. Drink up as it's only going to get worse.

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2005 Kistler Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen Kistler Vineyard  (Sonoma Valley) 93

Honeysuckle, straw, guava, kiwi, grapefruit,, pears, and buttered popcorn are found in the opulent perfume. Full bodied and filled with fat textured pears, apples, citrus and honey.

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Rich, ripe and concentrated, with ample layers of citrus, tropical fruit and minerality.

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1999 Kistler Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen  (Sonoma County) 75

99 Kistler Cuvee Cathleen is a disaster. Cloudy and with orange tints, the dirty nose was not made better by the oxidized fruit on the palate. Clearly, this deserves to be scored DNPIM. That’s Do Not Put in Mouth.

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1999 Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvée Catherine  (Russian River Valley) 94

Coffee, earth, black raspberries and jammy strawberries led into a richly textured, deep wine with silky textures. The finish ended with jammy red and black fruits, espresso and hints of citrus oil.

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1999 Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth Occidental Vineyard  (Sonoma Coast) 93

The debut vintage for this wine showed coffee, blackberry, smoke and truffle aromas were easy to find. This big, full bodied wine, with velvet textures, might show too much oak for some tasters. The wine at 12 years of age ended with licorice, coffee, and jammy berries.

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