||RP98 - 2003 Kistler Cuvee Cathleen Chardonnay - 98-100 pts! Named after one of Kistler's daughters, the 2003 Chardonnay Cuvee Cathleen, a selection of the very best barrels from the Kistler Vineyard, is undeniably sexy, full-throttle stuff. About 500 cases of this were made in 2003, and the wine comes across as a combination of the best that California can do with the complexity, minerality, and definition of a French white Burgundy. Very rich tropical fruits intermixed with some citrus oil, crushed rocks, and steely backbone provide a canvas where a large-scaled yet incredibly elegant, complex wine has been produced. This is a beauty, very long, impressive, and noble. It should drink well for 7-8 years.