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2017 Black Kite Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir

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April 30, 2023 - $26



93Vinous / IWC

Spice-accented black raspberry and cherry aromas, along with hints of mocha and exotic spices. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering energetic red and dark berry, cherry cola, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that deepen as the wine opens up. Fine-grained tannins add grip to a very long, spice-driven finish that shows fine definition and building florality.

92Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of rust, dried cherry and potpourri meet with a light vanilla spice on the nos... Light cranberry and pomegranate flavors make for a rather delicate and tightly woven sip.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...dark fruits, leafy herbs, and earthy, forest floor notes...medium-bodied, elegant wine... With good acidity, ripe, present tannins, and a good finish...I love the overall balance here.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands

Santa Lucia Highlands AVA is a 12-mile long, narrow strip of an appellation wedged along the eastern hillsides of the Santa Lucia mountain range. Given its proximity to Big Sur and the Gabilan Mountain Range to the northeast, Santa Lucia a cool-climate wine growing district. Morning sun is often followed by maritime winds and fog in the afternoon, a weather pattern that prolongs the growing season and means long, gentle ripening of the grapes. Spanish missionaries planted vineyards in the district in the 18th century, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that modern winemakers planted vineyards and began making high quality wine. The district received AVA status in 1991 and today there are 6,000 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Pinot Noir is the dominant grape planted, followed by Chardonnay and Riesling.


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.