"95-96 pts. Tasting like a top-notch Corton-Charlemagne, the 2006 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard offers a deep, dense core of orange blossoms, nectarines, tangerines, and hints of wet rocks, white currants, and spring flowers. Full-bodied with a nutty, caramelized tropical fruit character on the palate, this beauty should drink well for 7-8 years. Another impressive group of Chardonnays from Steve Kistler, these 2006s are unmistakably Burgundian in their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles. Kistler has given up on the highly fashionable Dijon clones, relying on old California clones, primarily old Wente selections. He feels the same about Pinot Noir, using the Calera and other older California clones rather than the Dijon selections. "