ABOVE AND BEYOND
Structure on the knoll.
Kiser Vineyard is located on the north side of HWY 128, literally across the street from Wendling at the very end of the valley closest to the coast. Similar to the comparisons of Emmaline Ann and Monticue Vineyards, Kiser shares many attributes with Wendling but is absolutely unique. Where its counterpart is plush and intense, Kiser has more angular structure, red fruit and black tea notes on the palate.
Marine influence, redwoods, and hillside fruit.
Anderson Valley is the feral cousin to the Sonoma Coast. With higher peaks and bigger diurnal swings, the fruit coming out of this appellation has more chaparral and non-fruit flavors interestingly paired with lots of opulence. Kiser is no outlier to these attributes though its unique position on the north side of HWY 128 on a hillside provides fruit that is more bracing in its acidity allowing for a corresponding wine that will age with the best of them.