Grapes: 100% Chardonnay (Kistler clone)
Region: USA> California> Sonoma Valley> Sonoma Mountain> Kistler Vyd.
Notes: Native yeast, 11 months in barrel, Unfined and unfiltered.
Description: "If the Kistler Winery could be magically transported to the middle of Burgundy's Cote d'Or, it would quickly gain a reputation as glorious as any producer of Burgundy grand crus." -Robert Parker
The Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay is planted 1800 feet above sea level on the western edge of the Mayacama mountains. Forty-year old dry farmed wines grow in deep red volcanic soils. The red volcanic ash helps define the intense stone fruit, with a firm, lean feel on the mid-palate that settles into rich layers of complexity.
Kistler Vineyards is a small, privately owned winey that has produced some of the finest examples of terroir-driven Chardonnays from the new world consistently for over 30 years.