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2015 Black Kite Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay

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February 12, 2023 - $22



92Vinous / IWC

Aromas of dried pear, jasmine, vanilla and Meyer lemon pick up a hint of smokiness with aeration... Closes sappy and gently sweet, displaying excellent focus and resonating pear and floral notes

92Wine Enthusiast

Smoky aromas of roasted chicken, sandalwood and oak are cut by strong Meyer lemon rinds on this bottling, which appeals to those with a fondness for rich toasty flavors. It's super zippy on the palate, with orange oil and lemon skin flavors cutting through the toasted pecan nuttiness and hickory smoke.


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.