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Kiser "En Haut" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

9.28 ratings
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Anderson Valley, North Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Gil Krakowsky

Echoing my last notes with this bottle. Maybe the first was
just a miss. Drinking really fantastically, although I am not sure how long a
life it might have. Flavor profile completely evolves with air. Initially Fruit is more red on the nose with hints of strawberry, but becomes
more classic Anderson valley dark cherry with some black fruit, but also hints
of strawberry sneaking in. The sandalwood and spicy notes are dominant, and also
carry a pleasant medicinal herbaceous undertone. With time also reveals some
dark flowers, bay leaf. Solid structure with mostly resolved tannins but fully
intact with and good acidity. Structure diddegrade a bit with air.

Echoing my last notes with this bottle. Maybe the first was
just a miss. Drinking really fantastically, although I am not sure how long a
life it might have. Flavor profile completely evolves with air. Initially Fruit is more red on the nose with hints of strawberry, but becomes
more classic Anderson valley dark cherry with some black fruit, but also hints
of strawberry sneaking in. The sandalwood and spicy notes are dominant, and also
carry a pleasant medicinal herbaceous undertone. With time also reveals some
dark flowers, bay leaf. Solid structure with mostly resolved tannins but fully
intact with and good acidity. Structure diddegrade a bit with air.

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2019
Gil Krakowsky

The first bottle I had seemed a bit flabby it this couldn’t be further from that. Tightly wound but explosive nose with strawberries, raspberries and wild berries framed by dusty earth, fresh leather, sandalwood and dried spices along with a grilled meat note. Palate is energetic and cooked with a cayenne note throughout and still a good bit of juiciness. Finishes with a very spicy note as well with completely intact structure and good acidity. It’s compact and giving. The last bottle felt end-of-life. This one feels like a beginning...

The first bottle I had seemed a bit flabby it this couldn’t be further from that. Tightly wound but explosive nose with strawberries, raspberries and wild berries framed by dusty earth, fresh leather, sandalwood and dried spices along with a grilled meat note. Palate is energetic and cooked with a cayenne note throughout and still a good bit of juiciness. Finishes with a very spicy note as well with completely intact structure and good acidity. It’s compact and giving. The last bottle felt end-of-life. This one feels like a beginning...

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2019
Gil Krakowsky

Very enjoyable, somewhat contemplative, and very representative of both terroir and onstage. I thought this was past peak, the. Then Again it is drinking better than the one that I than the one I opened 9 months ago, so what do I know?

Evocative nose to me screams ANDERSON VALLEY with classic dark cherry fruit along with blue and black fruits, all encased in sandalwood. Forest floor after the rain, but also the sanguine, meaty notes that I would associate with Willamette valley and particularly Dundee hills) and sanguine meaty notes of many Willamette valley wines). Bay leaf, and also an herbaceous top note I can’t place. Maybe tarragon? Dark and even ranging into amaro territory, but not rustic or brooding. There is great clarity to the fruit and the seamless integration of the exotic wood creates something noble and fine. Structure is there, with a nice big but clean mouthfeel and medium acidity that is palate cleansing more like a sip of water than a beauty peel. Not a ton of length. There and gone, but what a performance!

Also happy (relieved ?) to see you notes consistent over time

Very enjoyable, somewhat contemplative, and very representative of both terroir and onstage. I thought this was past peak, the. Then Again it is drinking better than the one that I than the one I opened 9 months ago, so what do I know?

Evocative nose to me screams ANDERSON VALLEY with classic dark cherry fruit along with blue and black fruits, all encased in sandalwood. Forest floor after the rain, but also the sanguine, meaty notes that I would associate with Willamette valley and particularly Dundee hills) and sanguine meaty notes of many Willamette valley wines). Bay leaf, and also an herbaceous top note I can’t place. Maybe tarragon? Dark and even ranging into amaro territory, but not rustic or brooding. There is great clarity to the fruit and the seamless integration of the exotic wood creates something noble and fine. Structure is there, with a nice big but clean mouthfeel and medium acidity that is palate cleansing more like a sip of water than a beauty peel. Not a ton of length. There and gone, but what a performance!

Also happy (relieved ?) to see you notes consistent over time

Oct 31st, 2019
Brett Rogosin

There is a green herbal element with an upfront hit of acidity that never really fades. It’s a bit linear on the pallet, but you do get tart pomegranate with white pepper. It does open up a touch with time in the glass.

There is a green herbal element with an upfront hit of acidity that never really fades. It’s a bit linear on the pallet, but you do get tart pomegranate with white pepper. It does open up a touch with time in the glass.

Sep 18th, 2019
Seth Friedman

Seth had this 4 years ago

Seth had this 4 years ago

Feb 10th, 2017
Seth Friedman

Seth had this 5 years ago

Seth had this 5 years ago

Jun 19th, 2016
Arielle Ring

Arielle had this 6 years ago

Arielle had this 6 years ago

Jul 22nd, 2015
Adrian Domingues

Adrian had this 6 years ago

Adrian had this 6 years ago

Jul 13th, 2015