2000 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir - 750ml

2000 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir - 750ml

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2000 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir - 96 pts!

Kistler Vineyards is a wine producer in northern California's Sonoma County. Its considerable reputation is thanks largely to its robust, buttery Chardonnay wines, which have established Kistler as a cult winery since the 1980s.

The company was founded in 1978 by Steve Kistler and remains a family-owned and operated winery. It is a relatively small producer, making just 35,000 cases annually, much of which is sold through its significant mailing list. Kistler's focus is the Burgundy varieties, making 10 vineyard-designated Chardonnay wines and four designated Pinot Noir wines. 

One heritage Californian selection of Chardonnay planted across fifteen vineyards, from Carneros to Sonoma Valley, to the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. From those sites we produce eleven vineyard designate Chardonnays. We are wholly dedicated to the ideal of wines of site. It’s an unparalleled approach in the new world.

Two heritage selections of Pinot Noir inform all of our Pinot Noirs. Originally hailing from a Grand Cru vineyard in Burgundy, we’ve been propagating these two selections for the last twenty-five years. They, like our Chardonnay clone are very low yielding, resulting in wines with a natural density and concentration of flavor, balanced by elegant natural acids and elevated aromatics.


Product Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2000
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Kistler
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2000
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Kistler
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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Robert Parker 96 RP - 2000 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir - 96 pts! The profound 2000 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine is similar to the Kistler Vineyard offering with additional ripeness density and richness. The Cuvee Catherine is a wine of extraordinary ripeness and richness with intense violet aromas mixed with scents of blackberry and cherry liqueur. This exceptional Pinot Noir should drink well for 10-12 years. Steve Kistler and his sidekick Mark Bixler feel that the key to making top quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in 2000 an extremely cold year with higher acids was patience. Some years the flavors come early and in other years they are much later. 

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