2020 Kistler, Laguna Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

California,USA,

£450.00

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • RP-97

In stock

Steve Kistler and Mark Bixler believed that remarkable and charactered Chardonnays of site could in fact be grown and produced in California. It was a notion ahead of its time. For the last forty years we’ve been pursuing that notion without compromise. Bill Price, longtime owner of Durell Vineyards purchased an interest in Kistler Vineyards from Steve in 2008. Jason Kesner joined Steve in the cellar in 2008 in order to begin to lay the groundwork for the next forty years. Steve retired from Kistler Vineyards at the end of 2017.

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION “Each of the ten vineyard designated Chardonnays are marked first and foremost by regional characteristics. Beyond that lies the personality of each of the vineyards from which they hail. All of the sites are planted to the same clone, a California heritage selection that has been used for close to thirty years. Each wine is produced in the same fashion, with the focus being on the traditional techniques that elicit the earth driven, complex noble sulfides and resulting minerality inherent in the fruit from each site. Kistler Chardonnay is barrel fermented in our subterranean, gravel floor barrel rooms, and is aged sur lie in those same barrels, remaining for eleven to eighteen months until bottling.” VINEYARD INFORMATION Sits on layers of sandstone, granular sediments and shards of petrified wood.

Additional information

Wine Type

White

Country

USA

Region

California

Subregion

Russian River Valley

Vintage

2020

Brand

Kistler

Cultivar

Chardonnay

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Robert Parker

Reviews

Robert Parker 97

"Always one of my favorite cuvees from Kistler, the 2020 Chardonnay Laguna Ridge Vineyard has loads of personality and density. Struck match scents give way to white peaches, lime peel, jasmine, spring butter and pie spices, with a singular streak of alluring herbal character. The palate’s mouth-coating, expansive texture and concentrated fruit are balanced by tangy acidity and flinty character on the long finish." [Robert Parker, 25/06/2024]