Kistler

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

9.165 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Exudes class and purity. Bright, clean and simply layered and lifted red cherry fruit, with some strawberry and stem on the nose. Nice!

Exudes class and purity. Bright, clean and simply layered and lifted red cherry fruit, with some strawberry and stem on the nose. Nice!

Feb 9th, 2019
Sean Genn

After a hard decant and 30 minutes this started to show beautifully. Raspberry and rhubarb. New oak is well integrated.

After a hard decant and 30 minutes this started to show beautifully. Raspberry and rhubarb. New oak is well integrated.

Oct 9th, 2016
Mike R
9.2

Closest I came to Pinot tasting like a Burgundy ever - just a simple pop n pour night - this has a smooth balanced yet nice dark cherries taste - smell is nice - SMILING big!

Closest I came to Pinot tasting like a Burgundy ever - just a simple pop n pour night - this has a smooth balanced yet nice dark cherries taste - smell is nice - SMILING big!

Jun 23rd, 2016
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.2

Wonderfully delicious

Wonderfully delicious

Nov 6th, 2015
Doug Banks

Sales & Marketing Terroir Selections

9.1

Showed very well. Opened up very nice.

Showed very well. Opened up very nice.

Jun 27th, 2015
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.0

California to the Core

California to the Core

May 23rd, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

2013 vintage. One of my favorite Pinot producers. Just consistently yummy.

2013 vintage. One of my favorite Pinot producers. Just consistently yummy.

May 5th, 2015
Steven Gullo

Restraint and finesse

Restraint and finesse

Mar 27th, 2015
Jordan Gianelli

All of the depth of red fruit that a boy could ask for! Man is the puppy showing some power and restraint. The '13 is a sturdy reminder of the prowess of RRV, and a nice showcase of richness in fruit, but reigning it all in with a welcomed landing led with structure, acidity and soft supple tannins. Yup.

All of the depth of red fruit that a boy could ask for! Man is the puppy showing some power and restraint. The '13 is a sturdy reminder of the prowess of RRV, and a nice showcase of richness in fruit, but reigning it all in with a welcomed landing led with structure, acidity and soft supple tannins. Yup.

Mar 24th, 2015
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

9.2

Nice tension. Killer balance as usual...should never be confused w/Burgundy in a blind tasting. Purchased off the list for the Wife's bday.

Nice tension. Killer balance as usual...should never be confused w/Burgundy in a blind tasting. Purchased off the list for the Wife's bday.

Jan 30th, 2015