2016 Kitson Wines Black Knight Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.69, TA 0.558, 123 cases, $36. Harvest Brix 24.0ยบ. The vineyard, situated in the southeast region of the Sonoma Coast due east of the Petaluma Gap, is organically farmed. Clones 777, 667 and 115. 100% de-stemmed into open-top fermenters. Cold soak followed by slight inoculation of wine yeast. Aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 20% new. · Moderately light ruby red color in the glass. Deeply aromatic, featuring cherry, sandalwood and feral aromas. Elegantly styled, soft and satiny in texture, with mid weight flavors of black cherry and dark red berries. Very sleek, like an Aston-Martin, with deft balance and plenty of aromatic cherry goodness on the finish. The wine reaches new heights over time in the glass indicating age ability. Score: 93. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Kitson Wines
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