2006 Kistler - Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 96-98

The 2006 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth is undeniably a grand cru effort. Black raspberry, spring flower (violets), and kirsch aromas soar from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine. Medium to full-bodied with zesty acidity, beautiful penetration, and a soaring mid-palate as well as length result in a prodigious example of Pinot Noir that should drink well for a decade or more.

Drink Dates: 2007-2017
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

($90) Deep red. Energetic red and dark berries on the nose, with sexy notes of potpourri and blood orange adding complexity. Lively raspberry and blackberry flavors stain the palate, taking on a richer mocha quality on the back. The red fruit repeats strongly on the strikingly pure and precise finish. An impressively tangy, pure expression of pinot, with the balance and intensity to reward cellaring. (JR)

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 144

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Burghound | Rating: 89

(18, 672 bottles produced; $90) No review available

Drink Dates: 2014+
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: Issue 36

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 97
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/06/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2012
Absolutely delicious, one of the best pinots great finish, perfume and compex flavours,

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Rating: 97
Author: MondovinoVA
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/30/2011
Drink Dates: 2014-2025
Outstanding Pinot- still very young though, needs a few more years cellaring. Starts off with a dense nose of currants and forest floor, in the mouth outstanding acidity and powerful tannin for a pinot. Great fruit concentration and a long finish. Decanted for 1hr.

Rating: 96
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/30/2010

Rating: 94
Author: sbind
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/24/2009

Average rating: 93, based on 7 reviews
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1808 bottles owned by 423 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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