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About Kita: Founded in 2010, Kitá Wines is a small, premium winery located in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley within the Santa Barbara County AVA (American Viticultural Area). The word “Kitá” means “Our Valley Oak” in the Santa Ynez Chumash native language of Samala. Like the valley oak, the wine highlights the gifts from Mother Earth and embodies the spirit of the Santa Ynez Valley. These are the final wines available from Kita, as the winery closed last year.
About Radio-Coteau: It’s rare to find an entire estate with a 120+-year-old growing history in California. The wine life of the Radio-Coteau property dates back to 1892, when J. Morelli & Sons planted the first vines. But it’s rarer still when the current owner worked at Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Pauillac), Comte Armand (Pommard), and Jacques Prieur (Meursault), as well as Bonny Doon in Santa Cruz and Dehlinger in Sonoma. Eric Sussman founded Radio-Coteau in the early 2000s and produced its first wine in 2002 from 56-year-old Zinfandel vines in collaboration with then-property-owner Robert Von Weidlich. In 2012, Eric would acquire the estate and its 42 acres of vineyard, as well as wild lands and garden. With it, he brought his keen sense of terroir, his low-intervention approach, organic and biodynamic practices, and a range of animals to what he calls his agroecosystem.
About Cho: CHO Wines is the first Korean-American owned and operated winery in Oregon. Founded in 2020 by Dave and Lois Cho, they craft elegant and inviting wines from higher elevation sites in Willamette Valley. Dave is the winemaker of CHO Wines. Introduced to the world of wine while performing music at local wineries in Southern California, he grew his passion for the trade while meditating with monks in Burgundy and sipping his way through the iconic State.
Moving his family from California to Oregon, Dave pursued a career in the wine industry, gravitating towards more nuanced and delicate wines. With his degree in Enology & Viticulture from Oregon State, Dave worked with Oregon pioneer Argyle Wines and famed Stoller Family Estate. Itching to make autonomous decisions from vineyard to bottle,he jumped in head first to prepare his own small production label becoming the first Korean-American winemaker in Oregon.
Lois is Director of Operations at CHO Wines and Dave’s number one supporter. A family nurse practitioner as well, Lois is the rock behind the family business!
GIFT BOX INCLUDES
Cho Wines Pinot Noir - Aromas of sour cherries, red currants, smoke, mushrooms and sweet spices. It’s medium-bodied with sleek tannins and fresh acidity. Bright and juicy with a flavorful, savory finish.
Radio-Coteau Savoy Pinot Noir - The concentrated ruby color of the 2017 Savoy Pinot Noir hints at the bright fruit that first greets the nose and palate. Ripe red cherry, strawberry, and pomegranate delight and linger, while delicate foraged mushroom and sous bois notes beckon from an earthier place. Nuanced elements of leather and pipe tobacco offer additional depth and character. Rounded out by well-integrated tannins and a graceful mid-weight texture, the 2017 Savoy Pinot Noir is a luxurious study in finesse and harmony that will continue to age delicately over time.
Kita Pinot Noir - Sourced from the esteemed Hilliard Bruce vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, this Pinot Noir was aged in 80% new oak and 20% neutral French oak for 18 months. With deep aromas and flavours of black cherry cola, cranberry, rose, toasted vanilla bean and wet stone. A soft velvety texture highlights characters of earth, violets and pomegranates. The cool growing region and marine influence allow the elegance of this wine to shine!
Available while supplies last