2008 Kistler - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 750ml

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WS 93   WA 91-93   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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. 2,084 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2011-2019
Author: James Laube


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 91-93

The 2008 Pinot Noir (made from a Calera clone) exhibits a dark ruby hue as well as notes of plums, blueberries, brioche, flowers, raspberries, and pomegranate. Medium-bodied, fresh, and lively, it should drink nicely for a decade.

Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 187

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Jam02110
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/16/2014

Rating: 91
Author: Jason R
Trust Rating: 98
Drink Dates: 2010-2018

Rating: 90
Author: Mike N296
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/03/2014
Site Blog: Foodie Confidential

Average rating: 93, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1037 bottles owned by 263 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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