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2017 Black Kite Redwoods' Edge Pinot Noir

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June 25, 2023 - $27



92Wine Spectator

Rich floral elements accent the flavors of mineral, hot stone, dried cherry and spice, layered with fresh acidity. Shows minerality on the steely finish.

92Vinous / IWC

Powerful, spice-accented red and dark berries, incense and baking spices on the perfumed nose. Alluringly sweet, sharply delineated cherry, black raspberry preserve and rose pastille flavors are complemented by an exotic spice nuance. Well-concentrated and gently chewy in texture, finishing very long and sappy, with resonating spiciness and slowly building tannins.

92Wine Enthusiast

This full-bodied and firmly structured wine is nicely packed with black-fruit flavors and accented with enticing cinnamon, nutmeg and cedar notes that emerge on the palate and last on the finish.


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.


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.