Kistler

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.031 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Beautiful with six or so years in bottle...even better was the recent grab at $50.

Wine candy with cinnamon stick, nutmeg, dark spice, mixed darker fruit cola, some anise to black licorice, dark earth with dry top soil framed in a bright floral bouquet.

Beautiful with six or so years in bottle...even better was the recent grab at $50.

Wine candy with cinnamon stick, nutmeg, dark spice, mixed darker fruit cola, some anise to black licorice, dark earth with dry top soil framed in a bright floral bouquet.

Sep 20th, 2020
Isaac Pirolo

Tart. Cranberry. A completely different wine than the 2008 vintage. Noticeably entry level.

Tart. Cranberry. A completely different wine than the 2008 vintage. Noticeably entry level.

Dec 25th, 2015
Ryan Foss

Super ripe but tamed by good acidity

Super ripe but tamed by good acidity

Sep 5th, 2014
Jim Gelder

Classic Russian River

Classic Russian River

Mar 3rd, 2017
Winery Explorers

2012 Kistler Pinot Noir. #russianrivervalley

2012 Kistler Pinot Noir. #russianrivervalley

Oct 14th, 2015
Steven Beal

Pretty good

Pretty good

Apr 28th, 2015
Julia Huang

Paired with Vintage Cave dinner

Paired with Vintage Cave dinner

Feb 12th, 2015
Eric Miquelon

Lighter style, strawberry,raspberry

Lighter style, strawberry,raspberry

Oct 18th, 2014
Brett Evje

A little tart and young but still decent structure. 47.50

A little tart and young but still decent structure. 47.50

Aug 14th, 2014
Michael Ochsner

Beambled fruit on the nose. Turns a corner on the palate and has some willamette like forest floor.

Beambled fruit on the nose. Turns a corner on the palate and has some willamette like forest floor.

Aug 14th, 2014