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2006 Kistler - Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir - USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast - Red

USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

Kistler Vineyards is a small family-owned winery located in the Russian River Valley specializing in Burgundian style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since its first vintage in 1979, the winery has grown in size to produce 25,000 cases per year. Steve Kistler and Mark Bixler share the winemaking responsibilities, while Mark also acts as chemist and business manager. The winery, completed in 1992, is... More »

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92
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Comm: 2009-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144
Author Khaled H
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99%
Tasted On 04/13/2014
Drink Dates 2008-2025

Dark red. Almost black. Smooth. Black currant. Herbs and classic vegetal notes linger on the finish. Mild Dark chocolate

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Author MJM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.419%
Tasted On 04/14/2013

always great stuff......

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Author Edward O88
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.984%
Tasted On 03/17/2012
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Author againc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.029%
Tasted On 08/06/2011
Drink Dates 2010-2016

The seductive, soft 2006 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard does not reveal the complexity of the two previous 2005s. It offers plenty of red and black fruits intermixed with earth and spice. 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. Previously Recommended: 2005 Chardonnay Durell (94-96), 2005 Chardonnay Dutton (94-96), 2005 Chardonnay Hirsch (90-93), 2005 Chardonnay Hudson (90-92), 2005 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard (94-96), 2005 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard (95-98), 2005 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Cathleen (96-100), 2005 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard (93-95), 2005 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard (95-97), 2005 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard (94-96). (Release date Spring 2009) Tel. (707) 823-5603; Fax (707) 823-6709

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Author WineStorm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.729%
Tasted On 05/29/2010

Great Cali pinot - ripe raspberries, cherries, and supple smooth finish.

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Author sbind
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.928%
Tasted On 02/20/2010
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Author Norman G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/25/2009

Fabulous. Pinot for sure and almost wine of the night. Typical Kistler earthy, forest floor components. Great mouthfeel and texture.

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