2005 Kistler Kistler Vineryard Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir - 750ml

2005 Kistler Kistler Vineryard Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir - 750ml

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2005 Kistler Kistler Vineryard Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir - 96 pts!
The 2005 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine Occidental Station boasts a dark ruby/purple-tinged color as well as gorgeous aromas reminiscent of a DRC Grands Echezeaux. Spring flower, blueberry, raspberry, cherry, and forest floor aromas soar from the glass of this medium to full-bodied Pinot. With superb finesse, elegance, and the grace of a ballerina, this beauty can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years. Another impressive group of Chardonnays from Steve Kistler, these 2006s are unmistakably Burgundian in their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles. Kistler has given up on the highly fashionable Dijon clones, relying on old California clones, primarily old Wente selections. He feels the same about Pinot Noir, using the Calera and other older California clones rather than the Dijon selections. RP

Product Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2005
Rating 96RP
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 96RP - 2005 Kistler Kistler Vineryard Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir - 96 pts! The 2005 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard Cuvee Catherine Occidental Station boasts a dark ruby/purple-tinged color as well as gorgeous aromas reminiscent of a DRC Grands Echezeaux. Spring flower, blueberry, raspberry, cherry, and forest floor aromas soar from the glass of this medium to full-bodied Pinot. With superb finesse, elegance, and the grace of a ballerina, this beauty can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years. Another impressive group of Chardonnays from Steve Kistler, these 2006s are unmistakably Burgundian in their aromatics, textures, and flavor profiles. Kistler has given up on the highly fashionable Dijon clones, relying on old California clones, primarily old Wente selections. He feels the same about Pinot Noir, using the Calera and other older California clones rather than the Dijon selections. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2005
Rating 96RP
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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