ITEM 18304

2000 Kistler Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Hirsch Vineyard

$149.98

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Wine Rating:

90WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

california

Wine Region

sonoma

Variety

pinot noir

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 90 points

The 2000 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard reveals a saturated ruby/purple color. It comes across as an earthy, meaty, rustic-styled Pinot with considerable generosity as well as some tough edges to resolve. Although it does not possess the finesse of the Kistler Vineyard, it offers plenty of character in a more uncivilized style, loads of briery, berry fruit, an underlying, earthy, forest floor character, and moderately high tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2012. Steve Kistler and his sidekick, Mark Bixler, feel that the key to making top quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in 2000 (an extremely cold year with higher acids) was patience. Some years the flavors come early, and in other years they are much later. (Release date 3/03)Tel. (707) 823-5603; fax (707) 823-6709

Review Date: August 2002