Kistler

Kistler Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.319 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

The baseline Kistler is not flashy but delivers a solid stat line every time out. Like the Charlie Blackmon of wine, without the beard.

The baseline Kistler is not flashy but delivers a solid stat line every time out. Like the Charlie Blackmon of wine, without the beard.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.3

Wednesday Wine Committee. As always, wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert.

A very rich and fruit forward Pinot. More of a sweet note compared to the Montagu. Almost leaned towards a light zin, but it revealed itself better after some air time. All fruit from the red, black and blue color spectrum. Borders the line of a cab lovers pinot. Again, I guessed this varietal correctly. ✔️

Wednesday Wine Committee. As always, wines are tasted blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert.

A very rich and fruit forward Pinot. More of a sweet note compared to the Montagu. Almost leaned towards a light zin, but it revealed itself better after some air time. All fruit from the red, black and blue color spectrum. Borders the line of a cab lovers pinot. Again, I guessed this varietal correctly. ✔️

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2017
Gabrielle Farquhar

Dark red fruits with an earthy undertone

Dark red fruits with an earthy undertone

Oct 12th, 2019
Doug Sayed

Savory blue fruits with an extended finish. Tasty, with some complexity, but lacking somewhat in structure, so this is ready to drink now. Not a wine built for aging.

Savory blue fruits with an extended finish. Tasty, with some complexity, but lacking somewhat in structure, so this is ready to drink now. Not a wine built for aging.

Sep 21st, 2019
Herb Nelson

Good varietal flavor. Not as much black cherry as I would like. Good body.

Good varietal flavor. Not as much black cherry as I would like. Good body.

Dec 25th, 2018
Doug Sayed

Tasty and easy to sip Sonoma Pinot. Nice red fruits with a bit of cola. Somewhat one-dimensional and lacking in structure and this not a wine for longer-term cellaring. Nice for easy drinking, but terrible QPR.

Tasty and easy to sip Sonoma Pinot. Nice red fruits with a bit of cola. Somewhat one-dimensional and lacking in structure and this not a wine for longer-term cellaring. Nice for easy drinking, but terrible QPR.

Mar 10th, 2018
Darren Dittrich

Needs a little time... boisterous big Pinot, lavender + violet front end, with that Pinot “bite” and plenty of acid. This could be really really good in a couple if years, or it could fall apart and turn a little acidic like a few vintages have.

Needs a little time... boisterous big Pinot, lavender + violet front end, with that Pinot “bite” and plenty of acid. This could be really really good in a couple if years, or it could fall apart and turn a little acidic like a few vintages have.

Dec 6th, 2017
Blair Jones

I’ve been a fan of their Chardonnay for years and grabbed a few of the Pinots to venture out a bit. Solid purchase and great wine. A well built Pinot with structured fruit and weight.

I’ve been a fan of their Chardonnay for years and grabbed a few of the Pinots to venture out a bit. Solid purchase and great wine. A well built Pinot with structured fruit and weight.

Nov 4th, 2017
Jarred Abel

Very fruit forward with smooth and long finish... Cherry, strawberry, and raspberry undertones

Very fruit forward with smooth and long finish... Cherry, strawberry, and raspberry undertones

Jul 27th, 2017
Luis F Gimenez

Gobs of fruit: raspberries and strawberries, good acidity, low tannins and a clean finish.

Gobs of fruit: raspberries and strawberries, good acidity, low tannins and a clean finish.

Jan 8th, 2017