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2007 Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth Bodega Headlands
- Sonoma County
- Sonoma Coast
Community Tasting Notes 35
SMHalps Likes this wine: (94 points)
May 14, 2016 - Really enjoyed this. Typical of the Kistler Pinot's from that time, big and fruit forward. Sometimes its hard to believe that the these are actually Pinot Noirs! Stylistically its as far from Burgundy as the actual miles from California to France! But it has its time and place.
April 16, 2016 - "Muddled, stewed" from a recent CT note are accurate, I would add raisiny, overripe, port like, great fruit but tastes like a zin rather than a Pinot. Disappointing as I just had an '09 and it was glorious. Addendum: next night tried another glass, and it was undrinkable, just a disappointing bottle.
hsacks Likes this wine: (95 points)
April 12, 2016 - Deep purple/red color. Savory aromas of black fruits, violets, underbrush and wood spices. Ripe, full-bodied, brooding fruit in the mouth with outstanding depth and length and fully-integrated oak and tannins. Very thick, complex and persistent on the palate. Still incredibly youthful and fresh at 9 years of age. This extraordinary California Pinot Noir was truly a "thrill a sip" wine that could score even higher with another year or two of bottle age.
December 6, 2015 - Past it's prime... muddled, stewed and hot. Maybe a bad bottle and will try the remaining one tonight. Perfectly stored since release, but not drinking well. We dumped it down the sink after a couple of hours of hoping something would changed.
Anonymous Likes this wine: (96 points)
October 31, 2015 - This is just fantastic and getting better. Big deep red fruit, terrific structure. At nine years old, it has hit its stride. I have one left and will drink it soon, as I can't imagine this wine has anywhere to go but down.
I should mention that this is a great food wine, but I've found that I like it best on its own. There's so much going on -- it's a great wine to sip with a friend and just talk about.
Pro Reviews 2
By Allen Meadows
October 2010, Issue #40 (link)
(Kistler Vineyards Pinot Noir - Cuvée Elizabeth - Bodega Headlands Villages Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)
(Kistler Vineyards Pinot Noir Bodega Headlands Cuvee Elizabeth Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Kistler
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation Cuvée Elizabeth
- Vineyard Bodega Headlands
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Sonoma County
- Appellation Sonoma Coast
- Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
- In Cellars 1,031 (66%)
- Consumed 526 (34%)