2018 Kistler Russian River Pinot Noir

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2018 Kistler Russian River Pinot Noir

Vivino 4.4
  • S$18897

2018 Kistler Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

Vintage: 2018

Region: Sonoma County

Country: USA

About Winery

Kistler Vineyards is a wine producer in northern California's Sonoma County. Its considerable reputation is thanks largely to its robust, buttery Chardonnay wines, which have established Kistler as a cult winery since the 1980s.

The company was founded in 1978 by Steve Kistler and remains a family-owned and operated winery. It is a relatively small producer, making just 35,000 cases annually, much of which is sold through its significant mailing list.

Kistler's focus is the Burgundy varieties, making 10 vineyard-designated Chardonnay wines and four designated Pinot Noir wines. The fruit comes from three AVAs within Sonoma: Sonoma Coast, Sonoma Mountain and Carneros (which overlaps with the Napa Valley AVA).

Kistler is seen as one of the pioneers of the buttery, fruit-driven Chardonnays that have come to be closely associated with California. In the winery, the use of small, new-oak barriques and malolactic fermentation have been used over the years to achieve this style of wine.

Recent trends have seen a move away from this style, however, and Kistler is beginning to experiment with making more restrained styles of the variety.

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This sophisticated and elegant Pinot Noir is one of the four single-vineyard Pinots that this family owned and operated estate makes. Balanced notes of red cherries, currants, smoky earth, and rose petals dominate the wine’s medium-bodied palate -- think Cote de Nuits meets Sonoma County. New World Pinot lovers, you absolutely need to try this bottle

"The 2018 comes from a cooler Russian River site and offers a complex bouquet of red currants, smoked earth, ground pepper, and exotic floral and rose hip notes. Rich, medium-bodied, and seamless on the palate, its incredibly classy as well as perfectly balanced."

"Kistler Pinot Noirs are produced from field selections originally brought in from Burgundy. Those selections have been propagated in Kistler's vineyards, selected for specific qualities and refined into proprietary materials over the last twenty years. Kistler owns or leases just under 60 acres of prime Pinot Noir vineyards in some of the coolest sites of western Sonoma County. Each vineyard is planted with proprietary heritage clones, marked by extremely low yields usually producing about two tons per acre. Some vineyard sites are on the classic Goldridge sandy soil and others are on a more iron rich clay loam. This soil diversity combined with cool coastal influences allow for a complex array of flavor profiles available to craft Kistler's two appellation focused bottlings. The Russian River Pinot Noir is typically from earlier ripening vineyard blocks."

Winemaker Notes

"The 2018 comes from a cooler Russian River site and offers a complex bouquet of red currants, smoked earth, ground pepper, and exotic floral and rose hip notes. Rich, medium-bodied, and seamless on the palate, its incredibly classy as well as perfectly balanced."

4.4 Vivino

"Nose - beautiful perfume hints of rose, red cherry strawberry pastry Palate - very clean profile yet still lush with red fruit & cranberry notes that add a nice bitter element."

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