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2006 Kistler Occidental Station Vineyard Cuvée Catherine Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 528 cases, $90. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure black fruits on the nose with a prominent earthy, forest floor scent. Alcohol peaks out over time in the glass. Delicious dark berry fruit core that is vivid and juicy and persists on the pleasing finish. A big wine but not as chiseled or muscular as previous vintages. Moderate tannins and a smooth mouth feel. Drank nicely the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. The best wine in this vertical tasting. Very good (+). Reviewed September 22, 2010

Winery: Kistler Vineyards
From article: Kistler Vineyards Pinot Noir Tasting