Kistler Cuvee Catherine Pinot Noir 2002
Pinot Noir from Russian River, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Striking red sandstone soils combine with a strong maritime influence to produce tightly wound, purple wines brimming with cassis, violet and minerals. A wine which combines finesse with power.
"The 2002 Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine, which comes from the Kistler Vineyard, is a 500-case cuvee that shows wonderful notes of flowers intermixed with black raspberries, cherries, and forest floor. It is medium-bodied, impressive, and long and authoritative."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright, saturated ruby-red. Brooding, reticent, superripe nose hints at blueberry, black raspberry, black cherry and baking spices. A step up in sweetness from the regular Kistler Vineyard bottling, offering sappy dark berries and forest floor perfume; lively framing acidity; and superb richness and depth. Finishes with terrific grip and persistence.
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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.
Learn About Russian River
The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...
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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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