2005 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir - 95 pts! - 750ml

2005 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir - 95 pts! - 750ml

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2005 Kistler Kistler Vineyard 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


Product Details

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2005
Rating RP95
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 2005
Rating RP95
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Kistler
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP95 - 2005 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir - 95 Pts! Steve Kistler has backed off extraction for his Pinot Noirs resulting in more ethereal but not light Pinots that are less burdened down by tannin in their youth with each vineyard's distinctive fruit and terroir coming through with much greater intensity. After experimenting with some Dijon clones Kistler became convinced that the best clone for cool climate vineyards is the Calera Clone from California and based on what he has achieved I can't argue. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2005 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard possesses sweet blueberry raspberry and forest floor notes zesty acidity elegance and finesse and a medium-bodied finish. Kistler Vineyards undeniably one of the world's finest winemaking estates is run with passionate dedication to detail and quality by Steve Kistler and Mark Bixler. It is wines like these that keep an old critic like me inspired and energized. 200

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