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2004 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard

  • 94 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 52323-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($75) Dark red. Highly expressive aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry accented by cinnamon and white pepper. Impressively pure and energetic, with vibrant red and dark berry flavors, subtle minerality and a fine-grained, silky texture. Finishes with excellent energy and a late note of floral pastille.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    Violet, cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, and rose petal aromas jump from the glass of the tangy, medium-bodied 2004 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard. Fresh and lively with good acidity and not the weight or intensity of the Cuvee Catherine, it is a beautifully fragrant, complex Pinot Noir to drink over the next decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    A great wine and I totally enjoyed it. A nice barnyard note combined with fruity and hints of flowers on the nose. It's deliciously sweet and tender. A rich pinot with well structured body and nicely balanced flavors that made me want to take more sips. A better finish might help. However, with the nice nose and body, I am happy and willing to be not picky on the finish.
    Author: Michael C
  • Self | Rating: 85

    full wine, may have been a bit too young. slightly tart and acidic flavors. fruity nose. try again in a year
    Drink Dates: 2007
    Author: Michael P28
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Had this many times. It is just too ripe for my liking. This time I tried to judge it for its style. Very pleasant initially, however turned into alcoholic mess after 5 hours. Should I wait 10 hours?
    Author: Seaway J
  • Self | Rating: 85

    possibly a corked or |skunked| bottle. Sour notes without much residual fruit. disappointing.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2012
    Author: Serl Z
  • Self | Rating:

    With pork chop
    Author: Christine C718
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

  • 1691 bottles owned
  • 233 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 233 collectors)