2010 Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > North Coast
  • > Anderson Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 3, 2014 - Beautiful nose of berries and a variety of floral notes. Medium bodied and mouth-coatingly rich and round. An outstanding mix of mostly blackfruit, emphasizing black cherry and black raspberry. Good length on the finish with nearly fully integrated tannins providing solid structure. Strengths of this wine were its balance, integration and richness; it was a real joy to drink and reminded me why I like pinot noir so much. I think this wine is close to peak, but considering how much it deepened over the four hours we drank it, it should stay at this level for awhile.

  • tomherer wrote: (91 points)

    January 3, 2014 - Very nicely balanced. Blueberry and wild berry framed by creamy oak. Tart cranberry, good acidity. Nice dusty minerality on the lingering finish. Tasty Pinot, but 50/50 on a revisit given the fairly high tariff.

  • Barry Notes Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 16, 2013 - PnP. Clear, deep purple color. Med body, good/proper fruit profile & balance. Clean, med finish. Nothing off. Good drinking window. $49

  • Hoffmnron Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 24, 2013 - Excellent Pinot. First taste of Black Kite. Sparkles across the tongue. Definite winner.

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  • Slics wrote: flawed

    March 28, 2013 - Corked. Really corked. Very sad. Followed up w 2010 River Turn which was fine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2013, Issue #168 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/3/2013 (link) 92 points

    (Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest) Medium dark ruby color; light sandalwood, tart strawberry, tart raspberry, ripe cranberry nose; tart red fruit, tart raspberry, tart cherry, mineral palate with sweet tannins; needs 1 year; medium-plus finish (14.5% alcohol; 3.5 pH; sample provided by winery)

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/26/2013 (link) 91 points

    (Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest) Medium dark black-tinged cherry red color; spicy cherry, black raspberry, baking spice nose; rich, spicy, youthful, tart cherry, black raspberry palate with good acidity; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish (14.5% alcohol; 11 mos in oak)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/21/2012 (link) 88 points

    (Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest) Medium dark cherry red color; black cherry, vanilla nose; tart black cherry, black raspberry, hibiscus palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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 154 (58%)
  • Consumed 112 (42%)

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