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1997 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvée Catherine

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 97 WA
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 52325-1997-750-3A

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$225.00

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  • Burghound | Rating: 85

    Ethyl acetate aromas dominate the nose and while the fruit is not nearly as ripe as the Kistler Vineyard, this is hardly understated or shy. The flavors are not as big or as dense and offer better precision plus an attractive sweetness if not much complexity. I would be drinking this now.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    There are approximately 250 cases of the 1997 Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine. Like its siblings, it has over 14% alcohol, but that is totally obscured by the wine's sensational concentration, extract, and overall equilibrium. A dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied Pinot Noir, it offers up aromas of blackberries, raspberries, and cherry liqueur intermixed with licorice, smoke, and meat. Chewy yet not heavy, this wine does reveal some tannin, but it is largely hidden by the wine's fruit, glycerin, and extract. Wow, what an amazing performance! This wine is among of the most spectacular Pinot Noirs I have ever tasted. It is easy to get excited about Kistler's Pinot Noirs. All are aged in 100% new oak, made in small lots (250-500 cases), and bottled with neither fining nor filtration. They are trying to keep the levels of SO2 to minimal dosages so the wines can be as expressive as possible. These Pinot Noirs can easily hold their own in blind tastings with the finest red Burgundies.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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 located on their Vine Hill Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Kistler's fruit is sourced from various vineyards across Napa and Sonoma counties. Kistler Vineyards' wines are released semi-annually and almost exclusively to its mailing list.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 79 bottles owned
    • 41 collectors