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2014 Black Kite Kite's Rest Pinot Noir

ITEM 8575059 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8642937 1 $25 Jan 15, 2023
I8629041 1 $25 Jan 8, 2023
I8601506 1 $25 Dec 25, 2022
I8587449 3 $25 Dec 18, 2022
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RATINGS

93Wine 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.

90Wine Spectator

Succeeds with a delicate mix of red plum, cherry, light spice and oak. Charmingly elegant, finessed and long, presenting a clean finish.

90Vinous / IWC

Powerful red and dark berry, vanilla and woodsmoke scents, along with hints of cocoa powder and cola. Sweet, oak-spiced cherry and black raspberry flavors show a velvety texture and deepen with air.

REGION

United States, California, North Coast, Mendocino County, Anderson Valley

Mendocino AVA was established in 1984 and amended in 1989. It includes numerous sub-appellations. Mendocino AVA is entirely within Mendocino County, and the AVA is known for its Mediterranean climate. Vintners successfully grow Carignan, Charbono, Grenache, Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Syrah. In cooler parts of the region Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are also grown. Mendocino County is home to nearly 600 vineyards, and many have been certified organic for decades, thanks to the region’s famous “green and sustainable” approach to agriculture and nearly everything else. Mendocino was named for 16th century explorers, a pair of brothers whose last name was Mendoza. Winemaking, however, didn’t start until the 19th century when some would-be gold miners decided it was more profitable to make wine than to pan for gold. Italian immigrants in the late 19th century continued to establish winemaking ventures.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.