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2007 Kistler - Pinot Noir Occidental Station Vineyard Cuvee Catherine

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 96 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 205236-2007-750-3A
  • Burghound | Rating: 88

    An extremely ripe nose redolent of menthol, wood spice and fruit compote is less obviously pinot in character than the Sonoma Coast. The big-bodied flavors are dense, powerful and relatively extracted with ample mid-palate sap that buffers the firm tannic spine on the solidly long finish. This is not an elegant wine, in fact it's robust to the point of overt rusticity but it's certainly a dramatic effort. For fans of power pinot.
    Author: Allen Meadows
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($90) Vibrant ruby. Aromatic, high-pitched nose combines black raspberry, cherry, violet pastille and smoky minerals. Juicy, spicy and sweet, with a supple texture and excellent complexity to the flavors of dark berries, minerals and candied flowers. As densely packed as this is, it's extremely fresh as well, finishing with a fine dusting of tannins and incisive, spicy length.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Following the brilliant success of Kistler's 2007s, Steve Kistler and his sidekick, Mark Bixler, deserve kudos for what they have achieved in the more challenging 2008 vintage. This is the first vintage in which 100% of the fermentations were indigenous, and, fortunately, all their Sonoma Coast vineyards were far enough south that they were not tainted by any of the smoke from the ferocious fires that spread through Mendocino. The 2008s appear to be slightly more fruit-forward, with a touch less minerality than the 2007s. They are full-bodied, impressively endowed wines, with the Chardonnays best drunk during their first 5-7 years of life, and the Pinot Noirs during their first 10-12.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Dark purple and full of fruit. Good balance and minerality
    Author: Rodney M
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

  • 712 bottles owned
  • 171 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 171 collectors)