Kukkula Wines
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Kukkula noir nv


noir is most­ly Syrah, with small amounts of Petite Sir­ah and Counoise.

2019 Noir
2014 noir
2015 noir
2016 noir

The 2019 Noir is com­posed of 85% Syrah, 10% Counoise and 5% Petite Sir­ah. It has a medi­um ruby-pur­ple col­or and scents of dark plums, black­ber­ry pre­serves, cast iron, thyme and sage. The full-bod­ied palate offers plush fruits, abun­dant, grainy tan­nins, seam­less acid­i­ty and a long, per­fumed fin­ish. 95 pts

Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate

— Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate December 2022

Technical Details

  • Vintage 2019
  • PH 3.8
  • TA .56
  • Alcohol 15.1%
  • Production 162 cases

French for dark, black, with­out light”

We had been asked for a num­ber of years by our fol­low­ers if we would make, at some point in the future, a blend called in the black”, because of our oth­er blend, in the red”. So, when we start­ed to make a small prof­it for the first time, we fig­ured why not. But instead of doing that, exact­ly, we decid­ed it would be more fun to call it noir. More sub­tle, and an apt descrip­tive for how dark it feels.