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2018 Black Kite Pinot Noir "Gap's Crown Vineyard"

Black Kite 2018 Gap's Crown Pinot Noir

Winery: Black Kite

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Gap's Crown Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir (Dijon 777)

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $68

Cases produced: 359

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: April 3, 2021

Wine Review: This medium ruby colored Pinot Noir opens with a musty mushroom and cherry bouquet with hints of allspice, cola and clove. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is mild stony mineral, cedar and red cherry blend with notes of red licorice. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are more pronounced than most Pinots. The Panel would pair this Pinot with a rack of lamb with an herb crust. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The concentrated flavors born of this wind-whipped site make it one of the Sonoma Coast’s most coveted. Our 2018 Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir expresses the vineyard’s signature in a buoyant core of black cherry and dark bramble fruit. As the wine opens the bright palate takes on notes of sweet vanilla, molasses, brioche and allspice, evoking the sensory pleasures of a fresh baked cherry pie. In all, a generous, well rounded and beautifully focused wine that lingers long after the last sip. Enjoy upon release or cellar for up to 7-11 years.

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