Winery Notes: “The northern and western most of our Chardonnay plantings lie in our Sonoma Coast vineyards. Metered by the persistent influence of the Pacific, these sites all owe their soils to the sands derived from ancient ocean bed layers. This Gold Ridge soil series produces wines driven in part by the soil influenced earth tones that come by way of the noble sulfides produced during fermentation, which are layered over their stone and orchard fruit core.”
Tasting Notes: The Kistler Chardonnay Les Noisetiers offers up a nutty aroma (roasted hazelnuts … translated from Les Noisetiers). On the palate the wine is medium to full in body laced with tropical fruit flavors, a whiff of honeysuckle and bright anjou pear flavors.