Kistler

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.214 ratings
9.23 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
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Good. Better in two years.

Feels like it has some dusty tannins. Dry to ripe fruits of slightly tart & sour; dark cherries, black berries, black raspberries, dry cranberries, plum & creamy raspberries. Limestone/sandstone, dark spice with some heat, clove, nutmeg, understated cinnamon & vanillin, tree bark w/ sap, herbaceousness, with bright, brilliant; dark, red, purple & some blue florals. Really nice acidity. The finish needs two plus years to be all it can be. Still a bit astringent on the long set.

I am not buying in at retail but, at $50-$55 on the secondary market, Iā€™m all in.

Good. Better in two years.

Feels like it has some dusty tannins. Dry to ripe fruits of slightly tart & sour; dark cherries, black berries, black raspberries, dry cranberries, plum & creamy raspberries. Limestone/sandstone, dark spice with some heat, clove, nutmeg, understated cinnamon & vanillin, tree bark w/ sap, herbaceousness, with bright, brilliant; dark, red, purple & some blue florals. Really nice acidity. The finish needs two plus years to be all it can be. Still a bit astringent on the long set.

I am not buying in at retail but, at $50-$55 on the secondary market, Iā€™m all in.

Nov 14th, 2020
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Classic Kistler Pinot in every way. @ Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

Classic Kistler Pinot in every way. @ Pebble Beach Food & Wine.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Ryan Vento

Beautiful appellation level Pinot Noir from Kistler. Bright cherries dusted in clove with dried tobacco, garden herbs, and rose petals. Lovely acidic pop and suave mouthfeel.

Beautiful appellation level Pinot Noir from Kistler. Bright cherries dusted in clove with dried tobacco, garden herbs, and rose petals. Lovely acidic pop and suave mouthfeel.

Nov 1st, 2020
Chris England

My first bottle I tried using the Coravin Model 2 Elite šŸ‘ Remember to enter the competition I posted on Saturday on Instagram for your chance to win one also šŸ¤ž Drinking well young @ Ā£80 but should improve a little letting the dry tones soften šŸ˜

šŸ„§ Paired w/ Mrs Es homemade Chicken & Mushroom Pie w/ Dauphinoise Potato (scroll for pic ā©)

šŸ“ Kistler Sonoma Coast 2014

šŸµ 92 points w/ more potential maybe

šŸ‡ Pinot Noir

šŸ· Clear deep ruby w/ a purple hue

šŸ‘ƒ Earthy spiced red cherry & dirty blackberry bramble bush through soft smokey herbs w/ light oak, red roses & hints of gasoline

šŸ‘„ Med body of creamy smooth ripe earthy blackberry & red cherry cola w/ raspberry, strawberry, light dry minerals & a hint of cocoa

šŸŽÆ Long touch dry blackberry, cherry & red fruit earthy gooey linger

My first bottle I tried using the Coravin Model 2 Elite šŸ‘ Remember to enter the competition I posted on Saturday on Instagram for your chance to win one also šŸ¤ž Drinking well young @ Ā£80 but should improve a little letting the dry tones soften šŸ˜

šŸ„§ Paired w/ Mrs Es homemade Chicken & Mushroom Pie w/ Dauphinoise Potato (scroll for pic ā©)

šŸ“ Kistler Sonoma Coast 2014

šŸµ 92 points w/ more potential maybe

šŸ‡ Pinot Noir

šŸ· Clear deep ruby w/ a purple hue

šŸ‘ƒ Earthy spiced red cherry & dirty blackberry bramble bush through soft smokey herbs w/ light oak, red roses & hints of gasoline

šŸ‘„ Med body of creamy smooth ripe earthy blackberry & red cherry cola w/ raspberry, strawberry, light dry minerals & a hint of cocoa

šŸŽÆ Long touch dry blackberry, cherry & red fruit earthy gooey linger

Mar 11th, 2019
Iwan

Like a mouthful of cherries.

Like a mouthful of cherries.

Feb 20th, 2019
Edward Nelson

Thanks Ken

Thanks Ken

Sep 8th, 2018
Aditya Sane

Very floral nose... lots of fruit

Very floral nose... lots of fruit

Jun 16th, 2018
Jim McCusker

Fantastic way to start a little vacation on Mackinac Island!

Fantastic way to start a little vacation on Mackinac Island!

May 11th, 2018
Marc Melser

We had this on 5/3-4/18. A real good example of the Sonoma Coast AVA. Tastes of pomegranate, orange peel, cinnamon and spice. A well balanced, medium bodied wine.

We had this on 5/3-4/18. A real good example of the Sonoma Coast AVA. Tastes of pomegranate, orange peel, cinnamon and spice. A well balanced, medium bodied wine.

May 4th, 2018
Yoshifumi Kashii

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