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2009 Kistler Cuvée Catherine Occidental Station Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 535 cases, $90. · Dark reddish-purple hue in the glass. Very shy nose initially, offering scents of dark berries and cherries and spice, picking up intensity over time in the glass. Well-endowed with ornate flavors of plum sauce and blackberry jam robed in firm but not aggressive tannin, finishing with welcome Pinot charm. Tasted the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the nose was still shy with a leafy, floral tone, yet the flavors were remarkably enticing with impressive length on the finish. Very good. Reviewed February 4, 2013

Winery: Kistler Vineyards
From article: Rekindling a Kistler Vineyards Romance