Vinous | Rating: 97Another standout, Kistler's 2015 Pinot Noir Silver Belt Cuvee Natalie is a potent, massively concentrated wine. The presence of Swan clone Pinot as a complement to the Calera clone gives the Cuvee Natalie a palpable sense of aromatic lift and a slightly redder profile than the Laguna Ridge. Rose petal, mint, lavender and raspberry jam are some of the many notes that build as this racy, voluptuous Pinot shows off its personality. Deep, pliant and super-expressive, the Cuvee Natalie appears to have a very bright future.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Elegant and delicate, yet the fruit flavor is zesty and a touch on the wild side, making for an exciting drink.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 300 bottles owned
- 51 collectors