Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fleming's Extends Icon Wine Offering to May 31

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has extended its April Icon Wine through May 31.  Dubbed “The King of California Chardonnay”, Kistler Les Noisetiers Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2010 is now available for $60 per bottle at both Chicagoland Fleming’s locations. (25 E. Ohio, Chicago 312-329-9463 and 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, 847-793-0333).

Kistler has emerged as highly coveted among wine lovers and has proven difficult to acquire without the right connections.  “It just isn’t easy to get your hands on a bottle of Kistler Chardonnay,” says Maeve Pesquera, Wine Director of Fleming’s.  “It’s like you need a secret handshake or something.”  

Almost the entire production is sold via a private mailing list before the bottles have been packaged.  “There are hundreds and hundreds of people on the waiting list just for the chance to purchase a few bottles directly from the winery,” says Pesquera.  The few left over leave just enough to distribute to a selection of fortunate restaurants throughout the country. 

Kistler Brothers, John and Steve, have all but perfected the art of wine making.  Each of their Napa Valley vineyards grows an identical heritage Chardonnay clone and is vinified in the exact same fashion.  The only difference is the location of the vineyard.  The lower yield of the fruit is what aides in the extraordinary flavor properties; yielding only about two tons per acre when the average is about six tons.

Kistler Chardonnay will only be offered through May 31 for the extraordinary price of $60 per bottle.  This incredible Fleming’s Icon Wine is available in limited quantities and only while supplies last.  For more information on Fleming’s Icon Wine visit

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