2005 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard

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  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WA 95

Reviews for 2005 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2006
Steve Kistler has backed off extraction for his Pinot Noirs resulting in more ethereal (but not light) Pinots that are less burdened down by tannin in their youth with each vineyard's distinctive fruit and terroir coming... Steve Kistler has backed off extraction for his Pinot Noirs resulting in more ethereal (but not light) Pinots that are less burdened down by tannin in their youth with each vineyard's distinctive fruit and terroir coming through with much greater intensity. After experimenting with some Dijon clones Kistler became convinced that the best clone for cool climate vineyards is the Calera Clone from California and based on what he has achieved I can't argue. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2005 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard possesses sweet blueberry raspberry and forest floor notes zesty acidity elegance and finesse and a medium-bodied finish. Kistler Vineyards undeniably one of the world's finest winemaking estates is run with passionate dedication to detail and quality by Steve Kistler and Mark Bixler. It is wines like these that keep an old critic like me inspired and energized.Previously recommended: 2004 Chardonnay Durell Vineyard (91-93) 2004 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch (93-95) 2004 Chardonnay Hudson Vineyard (92-94) 2004 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard (94-96) 2004 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard (94-96+) 2004 Chardonnay Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Cathleen (95-97) 2004 Chardonnay McCrea Vineyard (92-94) 2004 Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard (94-96) 2004 Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth (96-98) 2004 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard (92-94) 2004 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine Occidental Station (94-95).Not yet released.Tel. (707) 823-5603; Fax (707) 823-6709