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Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest 2014

Rating

CWA95+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $47.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles. 

“Classic” 95+ Points 
“Pomegranate, cherry, raspberry, forest floor, dried mushroom and black tea lay out the captivating nose. Plum, sage and brown sugar enhance the lush texture with savory accents providing a backdrop. A nicely balanced, classic, flat out delicious Anderson Valley Pinot Noir with a sense of place, while at an incredible price point.” - California Wine Advisors 

“Great fruit concentration and grace make this wine a winner. It feels medium-bodied despite its high degree of ripeness, showing that balance is attainable with significant power. It has ripe, plummy aromas, fresh red cherry and cranberry flavors, supportive tannins and excellent acidity.” - Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast (4/17)

BACKGROUND
Kite’s Rest Vineyard is situated on a 40 acre parcel in Anderson Valley’s western end, called the “Deep End”. It is about 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Pinot Noir vines start from the Navarro River and rise up 400 feet to meet the towering coast redwoods. These are the tallest trees on earth at more than 320 feet, can live for 2,000 years and are found only in this unique coastal environment. The coast redwoods like the region’s cool climate just as much as the Pinot Noir grape. The cool climate is enhanced by the vineyard’s north-facing exposure, providing even greater hang time that is normal in Anderson Valley. As a result, the Pinot Noir grapes ripen slowly and evenly, yielding generous and complex fruit flavors as well as acid balance.

The block-specific row orientation mirrors the slope of the land, which maximizes sun exposure, maintains natural soil profiles and provides better access to the vines for lower impact farming. Canopy management is critical for proper sun exposure, while leaf pulling maintains good air flow and reduces the need for spraying and crop thinning throughout the growing season. It also concentrates flavors and ensures full ripening of the grapes.
Flavor Profile

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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

  • Reviews
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles. 

“Classic” 95+ Points 
“Pomegranate, cherry, raspberry, forest floor, dried mushroom and black tea lay out the captivating nose. Plum, sage and brown sugar enhance the lush texture with savory accents providing a backdrop. A nicely balanced, classic, flat out delicious Anderson Valley Pinot Noir with a sense of place, while at an incredible price point.” - California Wine Advisors 

“Great fruit concentration and grace make this wine a winner. It feels medium-bodied despite its high degree of ripeness, showing that balance is attainable with significant power. It has ripe, plummy aromas, fresh red cherry and cranberry flavors, supportive tannins and excellent acidity.” - Editors Choice, Wine Enthusiast (4/17)

BACKGROUND
Kite’s Rest Vineyard is situated on a 40 acre parcel in Anderson Valley’s western end, called the “Deep End”. It is about 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The Pinot Noir vines start from the Navarro River and rise up 400 feet to meet the towering coast redwoods. These are the tallest trees on earth at more than 320 feet, can live for 2,000 years and are found only in this unique coastal environment. The coast redwoods like the region’s cool climate just as much as the Pinot Noir grape. The cool climate is enhanced by the vineyard’s north-facing exposure, providing even greater hang time that is normal in Anderson Valley. As a result, the Pinot Noir grapes ripen slowly and evenly, yielding generous and complex fruit flavors as well as acid balance.

The block-specific row orientation mirrors the slope of the land, which maximizes sun exposure, maintains natural soil profiles and provides better access to the vines for lower impact farming. Canopy management is critical for proper sun exposure, while leaf pulling maintains good air flow and reduces the need for spraying and crop thinning throughout the growing season. It also concentrates flavors and ensures full ripening of the grapes.

Winery Black Kite

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Anderson Valley