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Kistler Vineyards

Graham Tucker | July 18, 2020

Sonoma County Typicity & Class

Kistler Vineyards has long been my benchmark for how exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can be made from the diverse and distinctive terroir of Sonoma County. Founded in 1978 and still family-owned and operated to this day, I have come to appreciate Kistler for their unwavering standards on limited production and typicity of only the highest quality. The winery consistently produces wines of palpable freshness and focus, with an emphasis on bright fruit, earthiness and minerality. This Burgundian-approach starts in the vineyards – Kistler sources their fruit from some of Sonoma’s finest sites, which are all estate-owned. 

We are pleased to offer two recent vintages - both distinct and equally rewarding. The warmer weather of 2017 produced wines with notable ripeness and generosity of fruit, while the more moderate conditions of 2018 resulted in wines with notable acidity, purity and finesse