Sorry to say that I was disappointed. I have been a long-time fan of Kistler Pinot and was looking forward to this bottle. Although it had a promising aroma on opening, it was flat on the palate and stayed closed up for the full 2 hours through dinner -- never opened up at all.
doesn't wine just want to make you pull your hair out? this hasn't demonstrated the slightest hint of what it shows tonight in two previous tastings. great black cherry, earth, red licorice, lavender, purple/violets. nice expansion on the palate, and a deep finish. just short of amazing, but quite compelling. drink now - 2015.
When I pulled this from my cellar to drink w/ a couple of buddies who were over, I figured it was ready to drink, being a 2002 pinot...but I didn't realize was a gift I was giving them. Deep ruby red color, a fantastic nose of ripe cherries and cola, the wine had terrific fruit, excellent earthiness and a long delicious finish. Drinking beautifully now and likely to improve over the next 2-3 years
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(Kistler Pinot Noir Cuvée Elizabeth Occidental Vineyard) Dark red violet color; sexy ripe raspberry, cherry, black cherry nose; black cherry, raspberry and vanilla oak palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
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