2009 Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • hesnctrl Likes this wine: (91 points)

    July 23, 2016 - PnP. Brought to a restaurant so no formal notes. Actually did not know it was a Moroccan inspired place and was worried a bit about the pairing. Wound up getting a lamb tagine and this wine held its own. As mentioned previously, this is a quite a burly Pinot that is pretty jammy....since when are Pinot and Jammy in the same sentence? Very similar to prior bottle from almost two years back. Not my style and not what I look for in a Pinot, but a good wine nonetheless.

    Enjoyed in a Riedel Vivant Burgundy glass at 60F.

  • RGCM Gananda wrote: (91 points)

    April 1, 2016 - Raspberry, cinnamon and a stemmy quality on the nose. A bit above medium bodied and dominated by cinnamon, spice and fruit. As a prior reviewer noted, nothing feminine or subtle about this wine. Raspberry and spice upfront but after being open for 3+ hours, the back and the finish started to smooth out and integrate nicely. This is a big wine that I probably opened a year or so too soon. Was probably more fruit-forward in it's youth and is only now beginning to soften and smooth out - showing some nuances. Given the fruit and structure, I would think this wine integrates and smooths over the next few years rather than fades. Depends on your style preference, but I would hold a bit longer.

  • Meembo Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 29, 2015 - Fresh and lively cranberry, cinnamon stick and some creaminess that texturally makes me think of caramel for some reason. The finish layers in raspberry and licorice or perhaps cola. This is probably drinking close to its peak.

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  • brianofthevine wrote: (92 points)

    March 15, 2015 - Red cherry and cranberry. Big caramel notes with long finish. Very nice.

  • hesnctrl Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 22, 2014 - Poured into a decanter and back into the bottle about 2 hrs before serving. Full throttle, full fruit style of Pinot. Nothing feminine or elegant about this one. Concentrated nose of ripe red fruits and a hint of spice, but no cola. Very full/rich mid-palate that is 100% fruit with a persistent finish. Not my style of Pinot, but a nice wine nonetheless.

    Enjoyed in a Riedel Vinum Burgundy glass at 62°F.

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #76, 1/15/2012 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2011 (link) 88 points

    (Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest) Dark cherry red color; tart cherry, light brett nose; tart cherry, light brett palate; medium-plus finish 88+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Black Kite
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Kite's Rest
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 137 (36%)
  • Consumed 239 (64%)

Food Pairing

Filet Mignon

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