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2016 Black Kite Pinot Noir "Kite's Rest"

Black Kite 2016 Kite's Rest Pinot Noir

Winery: Black Kite

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kite's Rest"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 1,625

KWG Score: 93.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 16, 2019

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Black Kite opens with a fragrant black raspberry bouquet with hints of black cherry and licorice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a tasty black raspberry and oak blend with notes of minerality, black pepper and a hint of black cherry towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and very fine tannins drift away nicely. This crowd-pleasing Pinot will be very popular at restaurants for its versatility. I would pair it with cherry amaretto chicken with mashed potatoes. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Comprised of select lots from the three distinct blocks of our estate vineyard. The 2016 Kite's Rest is a beautifully elegant and seductive wine. The nose reveals a bouquet of roses, lavender and violets enlivened with notes of brown spice and sweet tea, while the palate is an homage to varietal purity, displaying high-toned Pinot fruit, bright acidity and a long, graceful finish. Enjoy upon release or cellar for 3-7 years.

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