Kynsi Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Vineyard 2008

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A core of dark plum and blackberry flavors is heightened by aromas of cola spice, sage, nasturtium flower and hints of smoky oak with a long full finish.

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Kynsi Winery:
Kynsi Winery is a true blue jeans, family run operation. Proprietors Don and Gwen Othman, their daughters Anna and Kala and Kala’s fiancé Mike control every aspect of the operation. Each of us have carved out a niche that makes it all work, but it doesn’t really feel like work because we all love what we do. We are not in this business for any other reason than shear love of it – it’s our wa... Read more
Kynsi Winery is a true blue jeans, family run operation. Proprietors Don and Gwen Othman, their daughters Anna and Kala and Kala’s fiancé Mike control every aspect of the operation. Each of us have carved out a niche that makes it all work, but it doesn’t really feel like work because we all love what we do. We are not in this business for any other reason than shear love of it – it’s our way of life. When we first started the winery in the old dairy, it had been decades since it had ceased operations and the grounds had been cared for. We had a gopher problem, and not your average garden infestation but a plague of historic proportions. In search of wisdom, we found that barn owls are gopher’s #1 predator for several reasons including being nocturnal, wing construction and processing them efficiently to aid digestion. Astonishingly, a nesting pair can process up to 40 gophers a night when feeding their young. Barn owls are not nest builders, so we installed 2 wood boxes in the old barn and within a couple of weeks we had a nesting pair. They had 4 owlets that first spring and wiped out the also breeding gophers. As the pellet pile grew under their boxes, nature was being put back into balance. At the time we were working on our name, label and brand identity and kept coming back to our barn owls. They represent wisdom and are a good omen and we were eternally grateful that they had saved the ranch. The female in her preening pose was chosen to represent our brand, a pedestal duly earned. To honor family heritage we chose the Finnish word “Kynsi” meaning talon to go with our beloved barn owl. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Vintage: 2004 09/27/2009

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Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

Kynsi Winery Pinot Noir 2006 Bien Nacido and all other wine from Kynsi Winery are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



A core of dark plum and blackberry flavors is heightened by aromas of cola spice, sage, nasturtium flower and hints of smoky oak with a long full finish.

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