Kessler-Haak Vineyard & Winery
Limited production Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Dan and Ellen Haak Kessler. Kessler-Haak Vineyard was planted in 2005 by Carr and is the largest of the vineyards managed by them in the Santa Rita Hills. The vineyard has 26 acres of Pinot Noir and 3 acres of Chardonnay. The first harvest from Kessler-Haak was 2008 and a vineyard-designate Pinot Noir was bottled by Carr Vineyards & Winery (outstanding!).
The owners plan to build a winery on the property. 805-735-2283.
Articles About Kessler-Haak Vineyard & Winery
2010 Kessler-Haak Kessler-Haak Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 225 cases, $38. Yield 1.2t ons per acre. Clones 115, 667 and 777. Aged in 33% new French oak barrels for 9 months. Unfined. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Dusty earth and oak vanillin aromas compliment the spicy black raspberry nose. Moderately full bodied with flavorful dark red and black fruits, a sidecar of spice, and a good lick of citrus-driven acidity on the back end. Shows the intense fruit balanced with a firm structure and bright acidity so typical of Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. Held up well over night from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
2010 Kessler-Haak Kessler-Haak Vineyard Clone 2A Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., 50 cases, $42. Yield 0.7 tons per acre. Aged 9 months in neutral French oak barrels. Unfined. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Dark red and black cherry and berry preserve aromas and flavors are featured in a mid weight wine with muscular tannins and a good kick of acidity on the finish. A little smoother and less tannic the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. For those who like their Pinot rugged and firm. Good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
2010 Kessler-Haak Kessler-Haak Vineyard Pommard Clone Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., 50 cases, $42. Aged 9 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Unfined. · The nose leads with aromas of deeply colored cherries and berries, plum sauce, beet root and dried rose petal. Striking black cherry flavor which expands in the mouth, picking up accents of spice along the way, finishing with a big kiss of cherry. Complimentary backbone of lively acidity and well-mannered tannins. I have said it many times and I will say it again: Pommard is my paramour (and the alliteration is pretty good too). Very good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 ARTICLE »
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