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Hop Kiln Hkg Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Estate 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is decidedly tight on the nose with a base of earthy oak, upon which are layered notes of pollen, beetroot, black cherry fruit, burnt toast and violet floral top notes. Lush on entry and fairly large scaled, if well balanced and not heavy. There's a rush of sweetness from oak here along with caramel and coffee undertones to the black cherry fruit of the palate. The tannins build up a bit to add some density and the flavors get more complex on the back end, showing off hints of vanilla and slightly minty medicinal spice. Yields to black cherry and toasty oak-laden finish that's pretty long. Well done in its style. 90pts

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Hop Kiln Winery:
From planting, growing and harvesting to crushing, processing, bottling and labeling, our award-winning HKG Estate wines are a result of the meticulous care given to the fruit by vineyard manager David Smith merged with a progressive vision for what ends up in the bottle from rising star winemaker Chuck Mansfield. HKG Estate Wines come exclusively from fruit grown on our 250-acre estate... Read more
From planting, growing and harvesting to crushing, processing, bottling and labeling, our award-winning HKG Estate wines are a result of the meticulous care given to the fruit by vineyard manager David Smith merged with a progressive vision for what ends up in the bottle from rising star winemaker Chuck Mansfield. HKG Estate Wines come exclusively from fruit grown on our 250-acre estate located amongst the Russian River Valley’s finest producers. We are geographically blessed with a variety of soil types and microclimates that allow for vast differentiation and an array of flavor profiles even within blocks of the same varietals. Our first release was the 2006 bottling of HKG Estate Pinot Noir, and we’re proud to have garnered consistent acclaim and high marks in successive vintages from reviewers including the Wine Spectator and the PinotReport. Today we make 5 different varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Rosé of Pinot Noir and our newest creation Sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir, Read less

Editorial Reviews for Hop Kiln Hkg Rose of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Estate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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11/19/2012

This is decidedly tight on the nose with a base of earthy oak, upon which are layered notes of pollen, beetroot, black cherry fruit, burnt toast and violet floral top notes. Lush on entry and fairly large scaled, if well balanced and not heavy. There's a rush of sweetness from oak here along with caramel and coffee undertones to the black cherry fruit of the palate. The tannins build up a bit to add some density and the flavors get more complex on the back end, showing off hints of vanilla and slightly minty medicinal spice. Yields to black cherry and toasty oak-laden finish that's pretty long. Well done in its style. 90pts




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