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Kistler

Founded in 1978 by Steve Kistler, Kistler Vineyards produces some of California’s most admired Chardonnay. Located in the Russian River Valley, Kistler’s Burgundian style Chardonnays have achieved a “Cult Chardonnay” status because of their traditional style and extraordinary, Grand Cru character. Recently Kistler Vineyards has also won accolades for its Pinot Noir, which Robert M. Parker Jr. predicts may eventually be even more profound and admired than the winery’s Chardonnays. But whether they are making Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, Kistler Vineyards’ wines are always highly rated and hard to acquire. The winery owns 210 acres, which it plants to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Annual production is generally under 10,000 cases. Kistler wines are usually available only through its mailing list.

2009 Kistler Bodega Headlands Cuvée Elizabeth Pinot Noir

WA  95+    
VN  95   
WS  92   

2007 Kistler Cuvée Natalie Silver Belt Pinot Noir

RP  94-96   
VN  92   

2010 Kistler Cuvée Natalie Silver Belt Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

VN  94   
WA  92   

1979 Kistler Glen Ellen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

2 available
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1979 Kistler Glen Ellen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

1979 Kistler Glen Ellen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

1979 Kistler Glen Ellen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2007 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  92   
RP  91-93   
2 available
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2008 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  94   
RP  93   
WS  93   

2010 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

Signs of past seepage

WA  93   
WS  93   

2010 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

WA  93   
WS  93   

2012 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  95   
WS  92   
RP  90-92   
3 available
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2012 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

VN  95   
WS  92   
RP  90-92   

2014 Kistler Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  94-97   
RP  90-92   
JR  16   
2 available
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2016 Kistler Laguna Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

WA  94+    
WS  91   
2 available
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