Although young, this wine is a beauty.  Kistler used to have a lot of oak on its Chardonnays.  Some loved it, some didn't, but this wine seems to have backed off a bit on the oak and upped the acidity.  Golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has some pineapple, and lemons.  With air, a lemon candy note comes thru.  There is a fair amount of oak showing too coming thru as caramel and vanilla but it is already integrating.  Full bodied with a lovely viscous, oily texture.  On the palate, this is crisp with nice minerality.  The lemon/lemon candy comes thru.  Long finish.  This drinks nicely now, but will improve with a few years to come together.  Drink over the next ten.  It drinks well on its own but will work nicely with salmon or other "steak" fish.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2018
Current Price: 
$120.00USD

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