Black Kite 2013 Redwoods' Edge Pinot Noir
As with prior vintages, the 2014 Redwoods’ Edge Pinot Noir is a very complex wine that promises to reward those with the patience to lay it down. Elegant and age-worthy, it opens with the incredible floral aromatics that are its signature. Notes of clove, all spice, sweet black tea and wild berry highlight the entry, with red fruit, Alpine strawberry, and sweet vanillin blossoming on the bright, expansive mid palate, and persisting through the long, nuanced finish. Enjoy upon release or cellar for up to 7 years.
WINEMAKING AND COOPERAGE
The grapes were harvested in the early morning hours and transported immediately to the winery, where they were cold soaked for 48 hours, inoculated with RC212 yeast and punched down three times daily. After fermentation, the wine rested 16 months in a mix of new (2/3) and one-year old French oak barrels from the Allier, Vosges, Troncais and Bertranges forests.