KISTLER Chardonnay, Kistler Vineyard 'Cuvée Cathleen' 2017

The 2017 'Cuvée Cathleen' Vineyard, is a knockout in 2017. This comes from one specific block in the Kistler Vineyard that contains broken shale and volcanic soils, which adds a wonderful unique mineral character to this fantastic offering. As this gorgeous Chardonnay unwinds in the glass it releases beautiful aromas which are lead by white peaches, Meyer lemon, apricot, key lime pie, honey and dried apples, with secondary nuances of buttered hazelnut, fresh herbs, toasted brioche and white flowers adding even further complexity. On the palate this is round and polished with the perfect touch of acidity and a steely, flinty streak that persists through the finish. This stands out for its incredible focus and complexity and overall it an utterly thrilling Chardonnay that should not be missed. While the 2017 is already stunning in its youth, it should go on to age beautifully over the next decade or more.
97 $NA 2020-2035

United States California Sonoma County

M. D'Angelo June, 2020

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