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Kistler Chardonnay Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch 2006

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LIMIT 12 BOTTLES� Robert Parker �Outstanding 94� points� Porthos Insider Scoop: Don�t miss this rare opportunity to pre-order now (Nov. Release) and guarantee a few bottles of America's #1 collector white wine before Thanksgiving!� Robert Parker �Outstanding 94� points: �Another impressive group of Chardonnays from Steve Kistler, these 2006s are unmistakably Burgundian in their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles. White currant, hazelnut, and wood spice notes are present in this medium to full-bodied white. 94 points�

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In 1977 and 1978 while we were searching Napa and Sonoma Counties for an outstanding site for our own vineyards and winery, we also were looking for the best existing vineyards to use as grape sources for the wines we would make before our own vineyards started producing. Fortunately, this was a time when grapes were available for purchase from some of the finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, i... Read more
In 1977 and 1978 while we were searching Napa and Sonoma Counties for an outstanding site for our own vineyards and winery, we also were looking for the best existing vineyards to use as grape sources for the wines we would make before our own vineyards started producing. Fortunately, this was a time when grapes were available for purchase from some of the finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, including Dutton Ranch in the Russian River Valley of western Sonoma County. In our first decade we were extremely fortunate to gain access to chardonnay grapes from two of the finest vineyards in the Napa/Sonoma area. In 1986 we started producing Chardonnay from the Durell Vineyard, immediately adjacent to Sonoma-Cutrer's Les Pierres vineyard in the southern Sonoma Valley. In 1988 we began producing Chardonnay from the McCrea Vineyard, located in the mountains on the west side of Sonoma Valley. In 1993 we leased the McCrea Vineyard and began farming it ourselves. In 1994 we began producing Chardonnay from the outstanding Hudson and Hyde Vineyards in Carneros. In addition, in recent years we have acquired land and planted additional pinot noir and chardonnay vineyards near our winery, and sites on the Sonoma Coast west of Occidental and near Freestone. Read less

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02/28/2010

An oaky chardonnay, delicious and creamy. - Tasted 2/27/10


External Reviews for Kistler Chardonnay Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2006 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch is structured and tannic, with more acidity, and a leaner, more backward personality than the Durell Vineyard, with a chalky character. White currant, hazelnut, and wood spice notes are present in this medium to full-... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2006 Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/06/2009

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2006 Kistler Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 750ml



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LIMIT 12 BOTTLES� Robert Parker �Outstanding 94� points� Porthos Insider Scoop: Don�t miss this rare opportunity to pre-order now (Nov. Release) and guarantee a few bottles of America's #1 collector white wine before Thanksgiving!� Robert Parker �Outstanding 94� points: �Another impressive group of Chardonnays from Steve Kistler, these 2006s are unmistakably Burgundian in their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles. White currant, hazelnut, and wood spice notes are present in this medium to full-bodied white. 94 points�

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