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Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Compelling aroma of crushed blackberry, graphite, minerals and flowers. Tightly wound and concentrated. The intense violet and cassis flavors are complemented by deep, nuanced soil tones. Very primary today and seductive, with a compelling black fruit character that will be difficult to resist. Its firm acid backbone will insure a graceful evolution in bottle.

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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 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/30/2011

Violet, cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, and rose petal aromas jump from the glass of the tangy, medium-bodied 2004 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard. Fresh and lively with good acidity and not the weight or intensity of the Cuvee Catherine, it is a beautif... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2004 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard 750ml



Compelling aroma of crushed blackberry, graphite, minerals and flowers. Tightly wound and concentrated. The intense violet and cassis flavors are complemented by deep, nuanced soil tones. Very primary today and seductive, with a compelling black fruit character that will be difficult to resist. Its firm acid backbone will insure a graceful evolution in bottle.

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