2014 Laguna Ridge Pinot NoirJoin To Purchase
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate
The Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir is produced mainly from Calera clone with some Swan clone contribution. Pale to medium ruby-colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard has a beautiful earthy nose of tree bark, underbrush and black soil over a core of cranberries and red currants plus a hint of Provence herbs. Medium-bodied and elegantly fruited in the mouth, the delicate red berry and earth flavors are well-supported by fine, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long.
The 2014 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard opens with huge, soaring aromatics. Vivid and wonderfully nuanced throughout, is both racy and refined, with bold up-front fruit and a fleshy personality that holds considerable near and medium-term appeal. Lifted aromatics and intense red cherry/pomegranate fruit flesh out in this superb, deeply expressive Pinot. There is a lot to look forward to, that is for sure.