Kir-Yianni Estate

Ramnista Naoussa Xinomavro

8.837 ratings
8.714 pro ratings
Naoussa, Macedonia, Greece
Xinomavro
Top Notes For
Henry Nurminen

This bottle was, surprisingly, a bit tired. It was ok but it lacked the vibrance I've found in previous bottles.

This bottle was, surprisingly, a bit tired. It was ok but it lacked the vibrance I've found in previous bottles.

Jan 31st, 2016
Christine Havens

The Kir-Yianni Ramnista 2009 is 100% Xinomavro, an indigenous variety that is lauded as the noblest red in Greece, the root "Xino" means sour and "mavro" translated, means black. Does it live up to its name? The nose is a gathering storm of black olive tapenade and black currant aromas, leather, violets, smoke and coriander seed. On the palate, brash, slightly astringent mid-palate tannins hem in juicy Italian plums, iron ore, wild game, and yes markedly high acid. Needs time. 14.0% ABV

The Kir-Yianni Ramnista 2009 is 100% Xinomavro, an indigenous variety that is lauded as the noblest red in Greece, the root "Xino" means sour and "mavro" translated, means black. Does it live up to its name? The nose is a gathering storm of black olive tapenade and black currant aromas, leather, violets, smoke and coriander seed. On the palate, brash, slightly astringent mid-palate tannins hem in juicy Italian plums, iron ore, wild game, and yes markedly high acid. Needs time. 14.0% ABV

Sep 6th, 2015
Josh Grove

This burly Greek beast took days to open up but is now showing off an intriguing herbal bitterness & good acidity. Xinomavro!

This burly Greek beast took days to open up but is now showing off an intriguing herbal bitterness & good acidity. Xinomavro!

Dec 10th, 2014
Jim Lindsay

Best Greek wine ever!

Best Greek wine ever!

Aug 24th, 2014
Hardy Wallace

Owner/Winemaker Dirty & Rowdy Wines

8.6

Fun stuff but tastes like from '99 vs '09

Fun stuff but tastes like from '99 vs '09

Mar 31st, 2014
Jonathan Lipsmeyer

Mmmmmm! Beautiful pomegranate acid and clean leather! Young but so alluring! This vintage will age to a goddess, even if I find the youthful bite alluring. Wow.

Mmmmmm! Beautiful pomegranate acid and clean leather! Young but so alluring! This vintage will age to a goddess, even if I find the youthful bite alluring. Wow.

Jan 7th, 2014
Web Bond

Interesting tar and floral characteristics somewhat reminiscent of Nebbiolo.

Interesting tar and floral characteristics somewhat reminiscent of Nebbiolo.

Dec 21st, 2013
Elyse Lichtenthal

A little tannin-y but opened up nicely as it breathed. Good structure. Not a drink-alone; went very well with spicy rack of lamb. Mom and Dad's, courtesy of Russell

A little tannin-y but opened up nicely as it breathed. Good structure. Not a drink-alone; went very well with spicy rack of lamb. Mom and Dad's, courtesy of Russell

May 21st, 2015
Anastasia Smith

Red, dry, full-bodied, earthy, rich. "The Nebbiolo of Greece"

Red, dry, full-bodied, earthy, rich. "The Nebbiolo of Greece"

Nov 9th, 2013