Tasting Note: Kistler Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast


1. Introduction:
Kistler Vineyards focuses on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay only.
By very little intervention in the winery and traditional Burgundian production methods Kistler lets the vineyards speak for themselves.
With access to California´s finest sites, the wines are (hopefully) blessed with long, cool growing seasons which are perfect for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay- as long as nature plays its part.
The 2010 vintage was cooler and, thereby, more challenging than usually in Sonoma, with a late harvest and low yields.
Our 2010 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, looks good, had a perfect cork and went right into the decanter.
14,1% alc.

2. Appearance:
Vibrant, dark red. Very dark for a Pinot Noir! Beautiful.

3. Nose:
Intense, fresh nose of Cherries. Strawberries, Light Spices. Hints of Peppermint.

4. Taste:
Fresh with beautiful fruit of Strawberry, Cherries and even Gooseberries.
Traces of Spices and Herbs. Great mouth-feel!
Flavorful with a medium-long back palate. Present acidity. Really nice.

5. Opinion:
A young wine with great structure and balance. Nice acidity.
Now vibrant and fresh, this wine will gain complexity over years.
Still, as a young wine very pleasurable!

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