Kistler Cuvée Catherine Pinot Noir 1997

Kistler Cuvée Catherine Pinot Noir 1997

SKU C0127


Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Kistler
  • wa95-97

Wine AdvocateThere are approximately 250 cases of the 1997 Pinot Noir Cuvee Catherine. Like its siblings, it has over 14% alcohol, but that is totally obscured by the wine's sensational concentration, extract, and overall equilibrium. A dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied Pinot Noir, it offers up aromas of blackberries, raspberries, and cherry liqueur intermixed with licorice, smoke, and meat. Chewy yet not heavy, this wine does reveal some tannin, but it is largely hidden by the wine's fruit, glycerin, and extract. Wow, what an amazing performance!

Robert Parker, December 22, 1998