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93pts, Wine Enthusiast
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.

90pts, Wine Spectator
Succeeds with a delicate mix of red plum, cherry, light spice and oak. Charmingly elegant, finessed and long, presenting a clean finish. Shows promise for the future. Drink now through 2021.

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Pinot Noir
  • APPELLATION
    Anderson Valley
  • ALCOHOL
    14.90%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Anderson Valley…the absolutely bucolic, magical, conifer-studded landscape that never fails to take our breath away. It’s a step back in time in some cases, a slower pace, quirky personalities with even their own language, Boontling! And once you get to the Pinots of Anderson Valley, ooo-weee, let us tell you. These rival any of the Pinots you can get from Russian River, Oregon, Sta. Rita Hills, even Burgundy! They are FANTASTIC!

So if you need an intro to Anderson Valley Pinots, here’s your place to start: Black Kite Kite’s Rest, their estate bottling from their 40 acre parcel stretching from the Navarro River up to the dense redwood forest. Oh and Wine Enthusiast gave it 93pts sharing its “great fruit concentration and grace make this wine a winner.”  Winner indeed! Lots of finesse here with silky cranberries, juicy dark cherries, a rich texture and lovely harmony. It’s absolutely a beautiful Anderson Valley Pinot that you need to have, especially at over 40% off. 93pts, 40% off, you gotta have it!

TASTING NOTES 

Silky palate of cranberries, juicy dark cherries, a rich texture and lovely overall harmony.

THE STORY TO KNOW

The opportunity to answer this question presented itself in 1995 when Rebecca’s parents, Donald and Maureen Green, purchased a remote 40 acre hillside parcel overlooking the Navarro River. The land is located in the bucolic Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, just north of Sonoma County along the Pacific Ocean. At the time the site featured beautiful Redwood groves, lush vegetation and a small, old Gewürztraminer vineyard planted on four acres along the river frontage. Seeing that Anderson Valley growers were having great success with Pinot Noir, the family decided to convert the vineyard to Pinot Noir and expand up the hill.

All of the natural conditions needed to produce a Burgundian style wine were in place: the right land, the right exposure, the right soil, and the right climate. So in 1999, the existing vineyard block was replanted to Pinot Noir, and two new vineyard blocks were developed on the hillside above the river, increasing the vineyard acreage to 12 acres.