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1998 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvée Catherine

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 97 WA
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 52325-1998-750

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$250.00

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  • Burghound | Rating: 86

    Ripe, 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 Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 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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  • 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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    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 85 bottles owned
    • 44 collectors