2009 Black Kite Pinot Noir River Turn

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > North Coast
  • > Anderson Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2014
CT91.4 23 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 31, 2014 - Medium bodied with wonderful blackfruit notes on the nose. Lots of black raspberry fruit along with a bit of black cherry and a streak of redfruit/wildberry through the middle. Very round, smooth and balanced throughout, adding in mineral and earth notes on the finish. Good structure and very good acidity on the finish. This wine is showing quite well now and may have room to improve slightly, but in either case, should have several more years left in this very nice drinking spot.

  • Barry Notes Likes this wine: (91 points)

    February 25, 2013 - PnP. Clear, deep dark purple color. Nice CA Pinot nose. A wonder wine with deep/proper flavors. Nothing off. $52.

  • ListenToMeWine wrote: (93 points)

    February 2, 2013 - Consistent with other bottles. A great vintage of Black Kite.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cjsavino wrote: (92 points)

    January 20, 2013 - Silky tannins, ripe strawberry, juniper and a light caramel note.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Higreen wrote: (93 points)

    November 22, 2012 - Lovely black cherry. Fruit notes and amazing smoothness. The star of the Thanksgiving dinner, which featured beer can chicken vice turkey, but still....

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, Issue #162 (link)

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #75, 10/15/2011 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2011 (link) 90 points

    (Black Kite Pinot Noir River Turn) Dark cherry red color; baked raspberry, cherry pie filling nose; soft, baked raspberry, cherry pie filling palate; medium-plus finish 90+ points

Wine Definition

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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (2%)
  • In Cellars 90 (53%)
  • Consumed 77 (45%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

80% Like It  5 votes