2016 Kistler Cuvée Cathleen Vineyard ChardonnayJoin To Purchase
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
The 2016 Chardonnay Cuvée Cathleen is quite reticent at this youthful stage, slowly revealing notes of lemon meringue pie, lime cordial, spiced pears and apple tart with touches of chalk dust, marzipan, brioche and acacia honey. Full-bodied, rich and decadent in the mouth, it has oodles of freshness lifting the tightly packed flavors with a very long, wonderfully layered finish.
The 2016 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Cuvée Cathleen is laced with a whole range of floral and citrus notes. Today, I find the Cuvée nicely lifted, but also a bit diffuse and hard to read, with less of the precision that is typical. Perhaps bottle age will help things come together more fully. We will see.