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Kite Tail Carneros Chardonnay

9.164 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Patrick Derdeyn

Kite Tail is from the bluff top on the estate where the soils are well drained and the winds are high. Slowly harvested over 3 weeks and then fermented to full malolactic. It then spends 16 months in 50% new french oak. Definitely a bit on the richer side of the spectrum, but the freshness of the fruit and the cutting acidity make it a high quality example of cool weather cali chard.

Kite Tail is from the bluff top on the estate where the soils are well drained and the winds are high. Slowly harvested over 3 weeks and then fermented to full malolactic. It then spends 16 months in 50% new french oak. Definitely a bit on the richer side of the spectrum, but the freshness of the fruit and the cutting acidity make it a high quality example of cool weather cali chard.

Jul 21st, 2019
Tal Yaacovi

superbowl wine #1

superbowl wine #1

Feb 1st, 2015
Cat Purcell

Burnt sugar, toasted brioche, lemon creme brûlée, caramel creme, nectarine

Burnt sugar, toasted brioche, lemon creme brûlée, caramel creme, nectarine

Oct 11th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

This is a single block they make 1500 Cases a bit more oak 50% new oak.

This is a single block they make 1500 Cases a bit more oak 50% new oak.

Oct 3rd, 2013
Peter Hladun

Classic Carneros Chard from great producer. Restraint on oak lets the fruit and acid shine through.

Classic Carneros Chard from great producer. Restraint on oak lets the fruit and acid shine through.

Aug 8th, 2020
Josh

Lemon, hay, apricot

Lemon, hay, apricot

Sep 1st, 2018
Joshua Summers

Nice, high acidity with floral apple blossom and nutmeg hints. California tasting

Nice, high acidity with floral apple blossom and nutmeg hints. California tasting

Aug 25th, 2018
Joshua Pessin

Sebastian’s wine tasting with the Halversons

Sebastian’s wine tasting with the Halversons

Apr 29th, 2018
Tim
9.2

Nicely balanced Chardonnay that will keep one coming back. Distant hints of butterscotch, lime, and French oak.

Nicely balanced Chardonnay that will keep one coming back. Distant hints of butterscotch, lime, and French oak.

Nov 17th, 2017
Frank wengler

Not a big fan. Had w ksw and dkw at China live in sfo. Had fun though tasting and looking for creme brulee

Not a big fan. Had w ksw and dkw at China live in sfo. Had fun though tasting and looking for creme brulee

Nov 6th, 2017