Red

2010 Black Kite Pinot Noir Stony Terrace

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • lzelman Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 2, 2017 - Excellent. Drinking very well now

  • RonniePiemonte wrote: (92 points)

    February 12, 2017 - Last bottle. Plum perfect.

  • RonniePiemonte wrote: (92 points)

    October 10, 2016 - Still going strong. Drink up.

  • 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.

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  • 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)

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 103 (48%)
  • Consumed 110 (52%)

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