Kalinda North Coast Pinot Noir

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Kalinda can be a lot of things. It can be really good bulk wine that is available to us. It can be a wine that we help create from scratch from a winery we have a great relationship with and wants to work with us. Or in the case of the NV Kalinda North Coast Pinot Noir it can be from a famous and elusive winery that had some extra bits and pieces that they pieced together not because they didn't work for them but because the recent vintages just didn't produce enough fruit to make to make them financially viable for the "secret" winery. Bottom line is that we all win. The winery gets to sell their juice to a trusted merchant, that merchant scores a tremendous wine for nickels on the dollar and the customers that buy it get a tremendous value from one of the best Pinot Noir producers in the state. (Bryan Brick, K&L)

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Price: $19.99

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By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/15/2016 | Send Email
Produced mostly from Anderson Valley fruit with the balance being mostly Sonoma Coast and created by our very own domestic wine buyer, Bryan Brick, in conjunction with the winemaker from this highly regarded North Coast Pinot Noir producer, this distinctly florl aromatic Pinot has a lovely robe of medium-deep ruby in color, with the nose offering distinctive, pronounced aromas of dried rose petals, black cherry, and clove-like qualities, with very mild undertones of anise, slate-like minerality, and creamy toasty, smoky notes. On the palate, it is bright, fleshy, well-integrated, highly focused, and broad, particularly across the mid-range. A soft, round, silky, complex finish is long and warm. I think that I have found our everyday-drinking Gem and, as a result, Rusty has ordered me to bring home numerous cases of this lovely Pinot (as of 09/15/2016 we are on our third case of this Gem). The K&L Kalinda wines are consistently among the best values in our store. We work closely with top producers to bring you first-rate wine at reasonable prices. We can't reveal our sources, but we can say that this Gem is a steal!!! ***** 13.1% ABV *****
Drink from 2016 to 2025

By: Gary Norton | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/7/2016 | Send Email
Sometimes I see a non-vintage Pinot and assume it's multi-vintage, low end bulk juice that's bottled in 3 litre jugs and sold for $9.99. Let me assure you that is not the case here. Not at all in fact. Kalinda's North Coast Pinot Noir is a blend from 2014 & 2015 and the resultant wine is an absolute steal for twenty bucks. It's forward, bright, structured and layered with notes of blue and black fruits. Grab a few for tonight, and a few more for your cellar. I'm serious!

By: Kelsey McNellis | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/6/2016 | Send Email
I love the great value of the Kalinda wines. What an awesome Pinot for under $20! This wine is on the lighter side of Pinots but does not lack any substance or structure. I taste flavors of black cherry and plum with a slight spicy finish. You definitely don't want to miss out on this great value that could be your next everyday drinker!

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/6/2016 | Send Email
Sadly, while we can't tell you who made this wine for us, we can tell you that it was the same producer that made the 2013 Kalinda “Cuvee 70” Sonoma Coast Pinot and the 2013 Kalinda Anderson Valley Pinot Noir from last year, and the blend is what amounts from those two wines from 2014 and 2015 pieced together from two very small-yielding vintages. The resulting wine is a stunner. Light weight and very ethereal but not lacking in substance, this is very alluring on the nose with notes of cinnamon and rose water over blood orange flesh. With great clarity and drive and just the slightest bit of developing juiciness, this is both ripe and savory, fruit-driven but earthy at the same time, all wrapped up in its floral-laced finish. What a tremendous wine for $20.

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.


- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.1