2002 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

$75, 1790 cases. Aged 14 months in 100% new oak. Winemakers are Mark Bixler and Steve Kistler. Www.kistlerwine.com. · Beautiful aromatics featuring raspberries and floral notes. The flavors never deliver much punch and the finish is shallow and oaky. Among our group of 20, I could not find one person who really liked this wine. As much as I like Kistler Chardonnay, I have never been a fan of the Kistler style of Pinot Noir. Reviewed October 15, 2006

Winery: Kistler Vineyards
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