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2014 Black Kite Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay

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January 29, 2023 - $26



93The Wine Advocate

...lots of citrus blossom and white flowers in a clean, crisp, medium to full-bodied style. Its acidity is beautifully integrated, it's impeccably balanced and a true gem in the vintage.

93Wine Enthusiast

Lightly buttered popcorn aromas are cut by lime blossoms, sea salt and jasmine... A laser-like acidity slices through the palate, where pan-seared apple flavors are lifted by lemon pith, mandarin orange skins and orange blossoms.

91Vinous / IWC

Aromas of candied citrus fruits, yellow apple, fig and white flowers are sharpened by a zesty mineral flourish...intense orchard and pit fruit flavors and a bracingly bitter touch of quinine. Orange zest and ginger notes drive a long, silky finish that features a subtle touch of buttered toast.


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.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.