Some say that Kistler Chardonnay
, which is consistently one rated one of the best Chards in the U.S. is overpriced. Among those people would probably not be the emperor of wine, Robert Parker, who has given the new Kistler Chardonnays a Classic 96+ points rating. The wines defy the California stereotype of highly oaked and buttery Chardonnays. They generally have mineral and pear notes that make them a hit with those who prefer White Burgundies.
Porthos is selling the 2004 Vine Hill VIneyard Kistler
and the 2004 Home Vineyard Kitstler
for $99 each. Expensive yes, but if you are one the quest for the perfect Chardonnay, you may have found it.