Kistler Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

$69.99
Item No. 112137
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2009 Russian River Pinot Noir is made from a selection of lots from the earliest ripening portions of our vineyards which are situated along the lean ridges overlooking the Russian River Valley. Three specific blocks, from two of our plantings on Goldridge soils known to produce elegant fruit were used in this bottling. The fruit was selected for harvest based on its ability to display its vibrant nature and inherent balance. The 2009 Russian River Valley is comprised solely of the heritage clones of Pinot Noir that drive the best of our efforts and offers genuine characteristics of the appellation.

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Founded in 1978, Kistler Vineyards is a small, family-owned and operated winery specializing in the production of Burgundian style Chardonnay and limited amounts of Pinot Noir. Grapes are estate grown and purchased from vineyards in Sonoma County. In 1992, Kistler Vineyards moved all production to its Vine Hill Road Vineyard in the Russian River Valley.

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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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