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2003 Kistler - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

abv 14.1%
  • 87 WS
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 77375-2003-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Mature, with dried cherry, plum and cedary oak flavors. The anise and fruit flavors are appealing, yet it ends with a tannic aftertaste. 2,048 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 96

    awesome pinot. balanced and packed with bright cherry fruit. gorgeous
    Author: swimmer
  • Self | Rating:

    Just had a well-stored bottle. Dark garnet. Still very fresh. Dark cherry with a bit of sage and smoke. Well integrated, nice acidity, dark fruit and underbrush. Glad to have one last bottle this Thanksgiving.
    Author: Jeff B783
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Smoky oak, earth, dried red fruit, with somewhat drying tannins.
    Author: WineDoc
  • Self | Rating: 93

    sweet red fruits, good finish and well integrated.
    Author: Rodney M
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Translucent purple red with appealing scents of cherry, some minerals and chalk, rose, and a bit of toast. Lush in the mouth with mouthwatering acidity and moderate tannin. Nice cherry fruit and stone flavors. Good length. Rather foursquare but regardless this is a well made Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir that drinks quite easily already.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2010
    Author: Daniel B
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

  • 1115 bottles owned
  • 202 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 202 collectors)