2003 Kistler Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth Pinot - 750ml

2003 Kistler Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth Pinot - 750ml

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2003 Kistler Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth Pinot Noir - 95 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 2003
Rating 95 RP/ 93 WS
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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Rating 95 RP

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Wine Spectator 93 WS - 2003 Kistler Occidental Vineyard Cuvee Elizabeth Pinot Noir - 95 pts! The 2003 Pinot Noir Cuvee Elizabeth, which reveals raspberry, pomegranate, cherry, and plum notes, crisp, tart acidity, some flowery characteristics, a lovely, medium-bodied mid-palate, and a good finish with vibrant acidity. Only 255 cases of this insane Cuvee Pinot from Kistler! Intense and vibrant at first, with vivid, juicy wild berry, black cherry and raspberry fruit. Yet turns more and more delicate, ending with a burst of ripe fruit, dusty berry and mineral notes. 

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Winery Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2003
Rating 95 RP/ 93 WS
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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