2011 Black Kite Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Santa Lucia Highlands
Drink between 2014 - 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Barry Notes Likes this wine: (92 points)

    August 25, 2014 - PnP w/15 min glass time, well chilled. Clear, med straw color. Nice proper Chard, chalky nose. Big zesty/fruity, strong acid, intense flavor, fresh, clean, tart almost pucker finish. Excellent Chard if you like em this way. Good balance, slightly green yet but certainly drinkable now. Long finish, great wine, nothing off. $52

  • Barry Notes Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 14, 2014 - First BK Chard. Saw high scores so needed to pop one. Chilled, short decant. Clear, med straw color. Big and proper Chard nose. This wine drank exceedingly well. Huge flavor, very slight oak/butter, more tart, balanced, extremely clean, exceptional acid. Fruity, muscular, dry, long finish. Well done. Nothing off. $52

  • Johnahieb Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 30, 2014 - Gaining weight. Great stuff.

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  • rjrausch wrote: (95 points)

    December 27, 2013 - Bottle went fast. Too busy enjoying to take notes. Need to buy more because it ranks up with my favorite chards. Feels like it has a little sample of all my favorite characteristics in one chard.

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  • joefel Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 27, 2013 - Yellow-gold in color. Beautiful varietal nose with hints of vanilla. Big, luscious Chardonnay. Wonderful mouthfeel, balanced, with a long finish that leaves you wanting another sip. I think it's the acidity that makes this wine so good. Reminds me of the Beringer Private Reserve Chards from the 80s, but with better acidity. Glad I bought 6 bottles. This is their first Chardonnay - I can't wait for their later releases.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Black Kite
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Soberanes Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 39 (59%)
  • Consumed 27 (41%)

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