Pinot Noir
    Los Carneros, Sonoma County
  • SIZE
    112 cases

A boutique and elegant wine, our 2016 Kukeri Los Carneros Pinot Noir is silky in texture and complex in flavor, with dark fruit, plum, and strawberry, fusing perfectly with an exotic undertone of anise and vanilla oak. In the glass, bright light red hues, darker to the edge, and a silky-smooth tannin create a soft and luxurious mouthfeel from start to finish, balanced well with a bright acidity.

Kukeri Wines source grapes from some of the most unique vineyards in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. "We treat that fruit as gently as possible, producing small lots of quality wines that display the complexity, power, finesse, and specific terroir of Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Napa Valley, and Pinot Noir from Petaluma Gap, Los Carneros and Russian River Valley." Every wine has its own history and story. Stories are made to be shared. Wine is made to be shared. We want to share it with you the story of Kukeri Wines.

Kukeri refers to a pagan Bulgarian ritual that may date back as far as 8,000 years to the ancient Thracians – and to Dionysus, the god associated with wine, fertility, and rebirth. The festival is replete with mystical symbolism, steeped as it is in a tradition representing the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Their costumes cover most of the body and include decorated masks of animals and large bells attached to the belt.