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2010 Black Kite Pinot Noir Stony Terrace
- North Coast
- Anderson Valley
Community Tasting Notes 17
RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: (92 points)
November 14, 2015 - Considerably better than the prior bottles to the extent that I may even buy more. Raspberry, vanilla and cherry on the nose. Medium bodied and both smoother and more integrated than I remembered. Still mostly black cherry upfront, but now mixes in a good amount of brighter red cherry. Raspberry backed with wildberry as it enters the finish. Good blend of spices, vanilla (oak) and mineral notes on the finish. What has changed about this wine is with the improved balance and integration it has recaptured the elegance that I have always enjoyed with Black Kite pinots. These changed have allowed the inherent fruit complexities to shine through. When I opened this bottle, I expected to enjoy my final bottle, but didn't expect any surprises. What I got was a wine that had improved noticeably and has such future promise, I've very glad I have a line on where to get more.
brianofthevine wrote: (92 points)
April 19, 2015 - Much better second time around. Strawberry and plum fruit. Nice spicy cinnamon notes with long finish.
RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: (91 points)
January 9, 2015 - Raspberry, wildberry and earth on the nose. Medium bodied and quite smooth and integrated. All cool blackfruit, showing black cherry and wildberry upfront, backed with a bit of black raspberry. Excellent mineral and earth notes on the finish along with good structure. This wine is at or near peak and while it should last at this level, I don't see tremendous future evolution. Strengths of this wine are its cool, blackfruit based fruit, excellent balance and tannin based (rather than acidity based) structure.
Barry Notes Likes this wine: (89 points)
December 8, 2014 - Pw/2 hour decant and 1 hr in glass. Mostly clear, med/deep purple/red. Wine drank a bit tight until well into the evening then opening with bigger nose and taste. Darker fruits and ripe but not over extracted. On the front end of the drinking window but seemed just a bit flat. Nothing off technically, $60.
Barry Notes Likes this wine: (90 points)
October 6, 2014 - PnP. Clear, deep purple/ruby color. Nice big Pinot nose. Drank typical of producer and north coast. Med body, flavor intensity. Long finish, fairly crisp, not over extracted. Nice effort, nothing off. $61
Pro Reviews 4
By Josh Raynolds
May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)
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By Gregory Walter
Issue #86, 4/15/2013 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
2/3/2013 (link) 92 points
(Black Kite Pinot Noir Stony Terrace) Medium ruby color; raspberry, ripe strawberry, cherry syrup nose; tight, juicy, raspberry syrup, tart cherry syrup, black cherry, strawberry pie filling, mineral palate; needs 1 year; medium-plus finish (14.6% alcohol; 3.6 pH; sample provided by winery)
By Richard Jennings
10/21/2012 (link) 90 points
(Black Kite Pinot Noir Stony Terrace) Dark cherry red color; tart cherry, floral nose; tart cherry, tart raspberry palate; medium-plus finish (Pommard clone)
- Vintage 2010
- Type Red
- Producer Black Kite
- Varietal Pinot Noir
- Designation Stony Terrace
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion North Coast
- Appellation Anderson Valley
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 115 (55%)
- Consumed 93 (45%)
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