2007 Kistler ‘Cuvee Natalie’ Silver Belt Pinot Noir
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DescriptionKistler 'Cuvee Natalie' Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, USA 2007
ROBERT PARKERThe 2007 Pinot Noir Cuvee Natalie Silver Belt, which emanates from a Sonoma Coast vineyard, is made from a 50/50 blend of the Swan and Calera heritage California clones. Sweet notes of balsam wood, black raspberries, spring flowers as well as hints of cherry and blueberry are all present in this dark, profoundly rich, broad, and savory Pinot Noir. It is well-built, although still backward and needing several years of bottle-age, but it should evolve for 10-15 years.
If the scores seem slightly more conservative that in previous vintages, this probably reflects the vintage’s personality, which is more backward than the more evolved 2006s or fabulous 2005s, which have always shown brilliantly. Steve Kistler told me that in 2007, they only cropped 22 tons of Pinot Noir fruit from their 18 acres of Pinot vineyards.
VINOUSSaturated red. More powerful and brooding on the nose than the Kistler Vineyard offering, displaying scents of blackcurrant, cherry and licorice, and a sneaky florality. Suave and velvety in texture, offering pliant dark fruit flavors that unwind to show notes of spicecake and candied rose. Still very young: I'd give this a couple years of bottle age.