By: Bryan Brick
K&L Staff Member
Holy Moly! Are we actually sending out an e-mail about the always asked about and rarely in stock Kistler? We sure are! Over the last couple of years Kistler has begun releasing one wine to the broad market, and even then only to a select few customers. That wine is the 2014 Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay; all the other wines are still mailing list only. This Chardonnay shows why so many people have clamored after these wines for so long. <BR>
With an impeccable balance of richness and structure that is rarely found in California Chardonnay this wine shows off expressive fire roasted corn and crushed cashew in the nose to add depth to the higher toned lemon meringue and wet stone notes. Vibrant on entry but gaining viscosity and a lovely oily/coating texture as the wine unravels on the palate this wine may be a bit more energetic than some remember the brand. With complex interplay of tangerine, brioche, polenta and apricot flavors and a focused , linear beam of acidity this is one energetic and fresh Chardonnay that is a rarity to say the least. If you love Kistler now is your time to buy the wine at a reasonable price, if you’ve never had the wine I couldn’t think of a better wine to begin with.