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2006 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 92 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 52323-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($90) Medium red. Compelling perfume of raspberry, candied cherry, rose oil and minerals. Buoyant red berry flavors boast impressive depth and are complicated by suave cola and sassafras qualities. Becomes smokier with air and finishes with excellent clarity, cling and nervy persistence. This is a blend of Pommard and Calera clones.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The seductive, soft 2006 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard does not reveal the complexity of the two previous 2005s. It offers plenty of red and black fruits intermixed with earth and spice.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Burghound | Rating: 86

    This is also a big, robust and muscular effort with very ripe pinot fruit sitting atop very structured big-boned flavors where the tannins completely coat the mouth on the awkward and slightly bitter finish. While this is certainly a striking effort, it's hard to see it coming together and I would drink it on the younger side as it risks drying out in time.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2009
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: sbind
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Scott R770
  • Self | Rating: 92

    always great stuff......
    Author: MJM
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Crimson in color. Medium rim variation. Slow legs. Hanging in there very well with ful berry/light cherry flavor and enoug acidity to balance and last another 2- years.
    Drink Dates: 2017
    Author: Karl L
  • Anonymous | Rating: 92

    Dark red. Almost black. Smooth. Black currant. Herbs and classic vegetal notes linger on the finish. Mild Dark chocolate
    Drink Dates: 2008-2025
    Author: Khaled H
  • Self | Rating:

    Fabulous. Pinot for sure and almost wine of the night. Typical Kistler earthy, forest floor components. Great mouthfeel and texture.
    Author: Norman G
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Great Cali pinot - ripe raspberries, cherries, and supple smooth finish.
    Author: WineStorm
  • Self | Rating: 92

    The seductive, soft 2006 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard does not reveal the complexity of the two previous 2005s. It offers plenty of red and black fruits intermixed with earth and spice. Another impressive group of Chardonnays from Steve Kistler, these 2006s are unmistakably Burgundian in their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles. Kistler has given up on the highly fashionable Dijon clones, relying on old California clones, primarily old Wente selections. He feels the same about Pinot Noir, using the Calera and other older California clones rather than the Dijon selections. Previously Recommended: 2005 Chardonnay Durell (94-96), 2005 Chardonnay Dutton (94-96), 2005 Chardonnay Hirsch (90-93), 2005 Chardonnay Hudson (90-92), 2005 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard (94-96), 2005 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard (95-98), 2005 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Cathleen (96-100), 2005 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard (93-95), 2005 Chardonnay Stone Flat Vineyard (95-97), 2005 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard (94-96). (Release date Spring 2009) Tel. (707) 823-5603; Fax (707) 823-6709
    Drink Dates: 2010-2016
    Author: againc
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

  • 1022 bottles owned
  • 170 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 170 collectors)