Kistler

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.313 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, 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
Shay A
9.2

17yrs in and I am fairly surprised at how elegant this is. I loved the nose on this. Blood orange, crunchy cranberry and old black cherry, with beautiful baking spices. It’s still retaining good acidity, showing cedar, red and black fruits and herbal twang on the palate. Slightly clipped finish, but it’s 17yrs old! Wonderful for its age. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald .

17yrs in and I am fairly surprised at how elegant this is. I loved the nose on this. Blood orange, crunchy cranberry and old black cherry, with beautiful baking spices. It’s still retaining good acidity, showing cedar, red and black fruits and herbal twang on the palate. Slightly clipped finish, but it’s 17yrs old! Wonderful for its age. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald .

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Nose of; dark fresh florals, red roses & violets, spiced plum, raisins, fresh, dry & sour dark cherries, cherries, dry cranberries, boysenberries, a black cherry liqueur quality, warm toast, baked; black berries, blueberries, black tea, limestone and hint of black licorice. The palate is; full, round, ripe, dark and lush. Ripe & slightly sour dark cherries, blackberries, blueberries, plums, dry cranberries, raisins, boysenberries, black cherry liqueur quality, toast, black tea, limestone soil, touch of turned black earth, black tea, underbrush, softest presence of faint baking spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & even fainter vanilla with suede type leather. The finish is well structured & elegance, nice balance of fruit & earth, round & lush with acidity the pours and drips over the palate. Interesting note, their Sonoma vineyard is a place where the North American continent ends abruptly in ragged, vertical cliffs and the San Andreas Fault runs directly or very near the underfoot of vineyard. Photos of the beautiful rolling Sonoma Coast vineyard, soil composition and aerial shot of Kistler.

Nose of; dark fresh florals, red roses & violets, spiced plum, raisins, fresh, dry & sour dark cherries, cherries, dry cranberries, boysenberries, a black cherry liqueur quality, warm toast, baked; black berries, blueberries, black tea, limestone and hint of black licorice. The palate is; full, round, ripe, dark and lush. Ripe & slightly sour dark cherries, blackberries, blueberries, plums, dry cranberries, raisins, boysenberries, black cherry liqueur quality, toast, black tea, limestone soil, touch of turned black earth, black tea, underbrush, softest presence of faint baking spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, clove & even fainter vanilla with suede type leather. The finish is well structured & elegance, nice balance of fruit & earth, round & lush with acidity the pours and drips over the palate. Interesting note, their Sonoma vineyard is a place where the North American continent ends abruptly in ragged, vertical cliffs and the San Andreas Fault runs directly or very near the underfoot of vineyard. Photos of the beautiful rolling Sonoma Coast vineyard, soil composition and aerial shot of Kistler.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2017
Emily Schindler

2002

Jan 17th, 2015
Maria Pepe

Alot of life left. Really enjoyed this.

Alot of life left. Really enjoyed this.

Jan 17th, 2016
Eric Waxman

The Kistler Pinot is hard to beat. 2002 is perfect right now but still has legs.

The Kistler Pinot is hard to beat. 2002 is perfect right now but still has legs.

Jan 25th, 2015
Ken Bereskin

Stunning and impressive for a 12 year old blend. Great fruit purity with a long finish with just a touch of spice on the final taste. Great juice.

Stunning and impressive for a 12 year old blend. Great fruit purity with a long finish with just a touch of spice on the final taste. Great juice.

Nov 14th, 2014
Hugh Caspecken

Bought at Gary Danko per Sommelier's recommendation in Spring 2005. Limited production. Opened 10/27/2007 at Mansion at Turtle Creek. $200 at restaurant

Bought at Gary Danko per Sommelier's recommendation in Spring 2005. Limited production. Opened 10/27/2007 at Mansion at Turtle Creek. $200 at restaurant

Feb 23rd, 2014
Vivek

Vivek had this 8 months ago

Vivek had this 8 months ago

Mar 19th, 2019
Dakin Sloss

Dakin had this a year ago

Dakin had this a year ago

Jul 5th, 2018
PAO
9.2

PAO had this 2 years ago

PAO had this 2 years ago

Mar 29th, 2018