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Kistler Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2012


SKU 11238


Thirty year old vines grow dry farmed in deep red volcanic ash, producing a wine with an intense sense of the mountain heritage of the delicate stone fruit that is lifted, like its McCrea cousin, yet firmer, and with a stronger core and added layers of richness.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros
Brand Kistler
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Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard seems to be the most laid-back, retrained and leanest of all the Chardonnays in the 2012 Kistler portfolio. Floral notes are reticent but emerge with coaxing. The wine is medium-bodied and shows good acidity as well as some tightness and restraint that may favor it among those looking for less ostentatious and exuberant styles of Chardonnay. It is well-endowed, but seems to be holding back a lot of its charm and character under a cloak of acidity. Give it another six months of aging and drink it over the following 5-6 years.

Robert Parker, January 2015