Pinot Noir, ‘Sonoma Coast’, Kistler
Kistlers’ goal is crafting thier Pinot Noirs is to capture the elusive Pinot character expressed in each of our exceptional coastal sites. They strive to produce elegant, harmonious wines which are impressive for their purity, balance, and lingering perfume. From these sites there is a progression of color and length of character as we move towards the coast.
Press & Reviews
Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast features expressive notions of black cherries, warm red plums, cranberries and baking spices with touches of violets and tilled black soil. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in the black and red berry layers on the palate with plenty of earth and spice accents and a solid frame of grainy tannins, finishing long and lively.
Kistler's 2015 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is lifted and gracious, with expressive floral notes and bright red berry fruit. The purity of the flavors is quite remarkable. I thought, and frankly expected, the 2015 to retain a bit more of the exuberance it showed from barrel. Today, the Sonoma Coast Pinot has developed into a wine of finesse and understatement rather than raciness. Even so, it is very pretty.