95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2009 Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard bursts from the glass with an exotic array of sweet red fruit, flowers, licorice and spices. It is a dazzling, totally beguiling wine that impresses for its sheer grace and classiness. A subtle yet precise saline-infused finish leaves a lasting impression. This is the most approachable and complete of the 2009 Kistler Pinots. I was blown away by these wines from Steve Kistler, his partner Mark Bixler and assistant winemaker Jason Kesner."
93 points Wine Spectator
"Rich and graceful, with a luxurious beam of blueberry, blackberry and wild berry fruit that's tight-knit and structured, with a pleasant fresh earth and spicy underbrush presence. Drink now through 2023."