Kukeri Wines

2016 Cornerstone Vineyard Los Carneros Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Cornerstone Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Carneros

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$48.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Gravitas

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Kukeri is back… with a Pinot Noir from the Cornerstone Vineyard in Los Carneros. This is one of our favorite California Pinot regions and today’s wine delivers that classic, cool weather Carneros terroir, with flavors, aromas, and a mouthfeel that combine to give the wine real gravitas.

At its heart, this Pinot Noir has a translucent crimson hue with an even gradient that transitions smoothly to maroon. The nose is intriguing with a complex array of aromas including juicy blueberry, fresh blackberry, subtle smokiness, and dusty bramble. It opens up to cedar and rose petals if you let it breathe long enough. On the palate, the vanilla oak notes join the fray with dark fruit tones coming to the fore, such as boysenberry and plum compote, with baking spice and subtle anise in the background. Definitely a cool-weather Pinot with a bit more gravitas and weight than most, yet silky-smooth tannins create a soft and luxurious mouthfeel from start to finish. Perfectly paired with salmon fillet with crisped skin served on a bed of couscous with garden-fresh pesto and slices of tangerines.

Kukeri wines are really something special and we are super proud of our longstanding relationship with this heretofore undercover winery. We love finding small boutique gems like Kukeri for you. We first discovered the wines of Petar Kirilov in 2013, and we’ve been following his career - and his wine gems - ever since.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Translucent crimson hue with an even gradient that transitions smoothly to maroon.

Smell:

Juicy blueberry, fresh blackberry, subtle smokiness, and dusty bramble, cedar and rose petals.

Taste:

Vanilla, dark fruit, boysenberry, plum compote, baking spice, and anise.

Finish:

Definitely a cool-weather Pinot with a bit more gravitas and weight than most, yet silky-smooth tannins create a soft and luxurious mouthfeel from start to finish.

Pairing:

Salmon fillet with crisped skin served on a bed of couscous with garden-fresh pesto and slices of tangerines.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Petar Kirilov
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Vintage
2016
Alcohol
13.9%
pH
3.58
Region
Los Carneros, Sonoma County
Vineyard
Cornerstone Vineyard

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jul 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm
$48.00
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