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2017 Vine Hill Chardonnay

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96 points
Erin Brooks, The Wine Advocate

The 2017 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard grows in very pure sandy soils with almost no organic material. It has a singularly perfumed, layered nose full of citrus and flowers: lime, lemon and orange peel with lovely citrus blossom perfume, petrichor, honey, toast, quince paste, dried hay and guava. Medium-bodied, it explodes with flavor layers in the mouth, broad and textural with seamless acidity and an incredibly long, layered finish. Wow!

96 points
Antonio Galloni

The 2017 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard, from Kistler's estate ranch in Sebastopol, is subtle, nuanced and incredibly classy. In this tasting, the Vine Hill is silky and lifted, with striking nuance and exceptional balance. Lemon confit, white flowers and mint, along with the wine’s mid-weight feel, speak to elegance above all else. Bright saline notes punctuate the finish. The Vine Hill is a modern-day classic Kistler Chardonnay.

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