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2009 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard

  • 95 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 52323-2009-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (made from mostly Calera clone grapes picked at 24 degrees Brix): Vivid ruby-red. Deeply pitched dark berry and cherry aromas are complicated by notes of licorice, woodsmoke and dark chocolate. Lush and weighty on entry, then fresher and more lithe in the mid-palate, offering intense black raspberry and candied violet flavors with a touch of black tea. The spicy finish offers very good clarity and cling.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Rich and graceful, with a luxurious beam of blueberry, blackberry and wild berry fruit that's tight-knit and structured, with a pleasant fresh earth and spicy underbrush presence. Drink now through 2023. 1,635 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2009 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard bursts from the glass with an exotic array of sweet red fruit, flowers, licorice and spices. It is a dazzling, totally beguiling wine that impresses for its sheer grace and classiness. A subtle yet precise saline-infused finish leaves a lasting impression. This is the most approachable and complete of the 2009 Kistler Pinots.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: jmillerc2
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2013-2017
    Author: MrPres1776
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

  • 501 bottles owned
  • 112 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 112 collectors)