2019 Stone Flat Vineyard Chardonnay Sonoma Valley
Green-tinged, pale yellow. Subtle green to our sister bottling Durell’s gold from nose to finish. Wet stone atop ripe seeded orchard fruits and lime. Great tension and drive, amidst the fleshed out expected depth of fruit from the lower reaches of Sonoma Valley. Purity and precision with a taut, silky, long and lasting mineral driven finish. Delicious.Join To Purchase
One of the more up-front and juicy wines, the 2019 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard has pretty lemon zest, honeysuckle, and chalky mineral notes as well as medium to full body, a bright, vibrant spine of acidity, and a more straight, focused mouthfeel. Despite the higher acidity, it has plenty of supple, up-front fruit and is already drinking beautifully. Like most of these 2019s from Kistler, it will have a solid decade or more of prime drinking.
The 2019 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard is laced with the essence of tangerine oil, hazelnut, marzipan. Rich, oily and layered in the glass, the Stone Flat is a total knock-out. Tropical and buttery notes add an exotic flair that is impossible to miss. In 2019, the Stone Flat is quite extroverted. It's a style that works so well here. Stone Flat emerges from one of the sections of Durrell on a river bed, towards the entrance, planted with Chardonnay on 420A rootstock.
The 2019 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard offers pure aromas of Meyer lemons, green herbs and savory beeswax, with wafts of candle smoke and graphite. The palate is plush and satiny with integrated freshness that supports lush, ripe fruits. A haunting texture carries the finish on and on. Wow!