Burghound | Rating: 86Ripe, pretty and still very fresh on the nose with round, rich, slightly muddled flavors that display a distinctly warm character on the otherwise medium length finish. To be sure, there is good richness and moderate structure but it's a bit one-dimensional at present.Author: Allen MeadowsIssue: 3rd Quarter, 2004
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97The dense ruby/purple-colored 1998 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine displays a spectacular floral, black raspberry, and cherry-scented nose. Compelling fruit purity offers jammy cherry, strawberry, and smoky aromas with hints of violets (or is it lilacs?). Full body, fine underlying acidity, and sweet tannin make for a sumptuous wine.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 85 bottles owned
- 44 collectors