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2010 Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine Occidental Station Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Kistler Vineyards kistlerwine.com
Appellation: Sonoma Coast - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$96.00
Related Ratings:
rated (2012 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 23, 2016 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
97 points
rated (2008 vintage, 750ml bottle) : January 31, 2011 , Thomas Ivey
95 points "93-95 pts. Pure raspberry, boysenberry, kirsch, and floral aromas jump from the glass of the dark ruby-colored 2008 Pinot Noir Occidental Station Cuvee Catherine. The wine is medium to full-bodied and elegant with sweet, velvety tannins, and a long finish. "
rated (2007 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 27, 2010 , RP
97 points "95-97 Points: Following the brilliant success of Kistler’s 2007s, Steve Kistler and his sidekick, Mark Bixler, deserve kudos for what they have achieved in the more challenging 2008 vintage. This is the first vintage in which 100% of the fermentations were indigenous, and, fortunately, all their Sonoma Coast vineyards were far enough south that they were not tainted by any of the smoke from the ferocious fires that spread through Mendocino. The 2008s appear to be slightly more fruit-forward, with a touch less minerality than the 2007s. They are full-bodied, impressively endowed wines, with the Chardonnays best drunk during their first 5-7 years of life, and the Pinot Noirs during their first 10-12. "