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Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003

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Both our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are crafted utilizing classic Burgundian techniques. Our wines are produced solely by native yeasts. Our barrels are crafted from French oak that is aged to our specifications and specifically tailored to our program. All of our wines are bottled unfiltered and unfined. Kistler Pinot Noir is fermented in small open top fermenters and the free run juice is barrel aged and remains in barrel for fourteen to eighteen months until bottling.

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Kistler Vineyards:
In 1977 and 1978 while we were searching Napa and Sonoma Counties for an outstanding site for our own vineyards and winery, we also were looking for the best existing vineyards to use as grape sources for the wines we would make before our own vineyards started producing. Fortunately, this was a time when grapes were available for purchase from some of the finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, i... Read more
In 1977 and 1978 while we were searching Napa and Sonoma Counties for an outstanding site for our own vineyards and winery, we also were looking for the best existing vineyards to use as grape sources for the wines we would make before our own vineyards started producing. Fortunately, this was a time when grapes were available for purchase from some of the finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma, including Dutton Ranch in the Russian River Valley of western Sonoma County. In our first decade we were extremely fortunate to gain access to chardonnay grapes from two of the finest vineyards in the Napa/Sonoma area. In 1986 we started producing Chardonnay from the Durell Vineyard, immediately adjacent to Sonoma-Cutrer's Les Pierres vineyard in the southern Sonoma Valley. In 1988 we began producing Chardonnay from the McCrea Vineyard, located in the mountains on the west side of Sonoma Valley. In 1993 we leased the McCrea Vineyard and began farming it ourselves. In 1994 we began producing Chardonnay from the outstanding Hudson and Hyde Vineyards in Carneros. In addition, in recent years we have acquired land and planted additional pinot noir and chardonnay vineyards near our winery, and sites on the Sonoma Coast west of Occidental and near Freestone. Read less

External Reviews for Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/30/2011

The Burgundian 2003 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard shows a low pH style with high acidity, crisp, red currant, cranberry notes with a hint of rose petal and strawberry. It is Burgundian, medium-bodied, pure, and impressive. It should drink well for up t... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2003 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard 750ml



Both our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are crafted utilizing classic Burgundian techniques. Our wines are produced solely by native yeasts. Our barrels are crafted from French oak that is aged to our specifications and specifically tailored to our program. All of our wines are bottled unfiltered and unfined. Kistler Pinot Noir is fermented in small open top fermenters and the free run juice is barrel aged and remains in barrel for fourteen to eighteen months until bottling.

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