2010 Black Kite Pinot Noir Stony Terrace

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > North Coast
  • > Anderson Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2017
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • 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

  • Yamadori Likes this wine: (90 points)

    August 29, 2014 - Popped & poured. Dark cherry fruit on the nose with a touch of sweet caramel. Intense dark cherry fruit on the palate with nice acidity. This is a big Pinot which is definitely Cali stylistically. Will be interesting to see how this develops.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • RonniePiemonte wrote: (90 points)

    August 3, 2014 - Balanced pinot with plenty of depth. Drinking well now.

    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 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 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 133 (69%)
  • Consumed 58 (30%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  6 votes