2008 Kistler - Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Vivid red. Drop-dead gorgeous perfume of raspberry preserves, Asian spices and fresh rose, with a deeper suggestion of violet. Sappy, penetrating and pure, with strikingly intense red fruit flavors underpinned by tangy minerality. Finishes with resonating spiciness and a lingering floral note. This wine's clarity is striking.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

The 2008 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard exhibits lots of wild berry fruit intermixed with graphite, herb and spring flower notes in its medium-bodied, luscious style. The 2008 is more open-knit and richer than the 2009 from this site.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 193

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

Offers a trim, complex beam of intense dark berry fruit, which joins a mix of wild berry and raspberry notes. Medium- to full-bodied, showing good acidity and a clean, fruity finish. Drink now through 2019.

Drink Dates: 2011-2019
Author: James Laube


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Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 86
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/25/2013

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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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