1997 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • WA 96

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1998
 The 1997 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard (500 cases) is made from the Dijon clone 777 and two California clones Pommard and Calera. It boasts a dense saturated dark ruby/purple color as well as an exceptionally sweet...  The 1997 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard (500 cases) is made from the Dijon clone 777 and two California clones Pommard and Calera. It boasts a dense saturated dark ruby/purple color as well as an exceptionally sweet nose of roasted herbs and black cherry jam intermixed with raspberries truffles and toasty oak. Sweet and expansive this full-bodied wine possesses fabulous concentration and purity a grand cru-like level of potential complexity and a 30+-second finish. It must be tasted to be believed. Look for this wine to be drinkable upon release and last for at least a decade.This wine is among of the most spectacular Pinot Noirs I have ever tasted.It is easy to get excited about Kistler's Pinot Noirs. All are aged in 100% new oak made in small lots (250-500 cases) and bottled with neither fining nor filtration. They are trying to keep the levels of SO2 to minimal dosages so the wines can be as expressive as possible. These Pinot Noirs can easily hold their own in blind tastings with the finest red Burgundies.Release date 3/00.Tel. (707) 823-5603; Fax (707) 823-6709.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Russian River Valley
Vintage 1997