2010 Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2016 (Edit)
CT90.8 28 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Winokdub wrote: (93 points)

    May 10, 2016 - Exceptional Pinot. Wow. My first black kite and I am impressed.

  • brianofthevine wrote: (90 points)

    April 2, 2016 - Red cherry, raspberry, and plum fruit with earth and spice notes. Decent acidity to it, nice finish but not long.

  • RGCM Gananda Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 21, 2015 - This is simply a beautiful bottle of pinot noir. Now at peak, it shows a delightful mix of black cherry and black raspberry with increasing depth and complexity as it moves towards the finish. Perfectly integrated now, it comes off like black velvet. Blackberry, light spices, earth and a light mineral note on the finish. Retains good tannic structure throughout, but fully integrated - no rough edges whatsoever and good acidity on the finish. While this wine has several years of life in front of it, there's nothing to be gained by holding it further. I would probably drink it in the next 18 months or so as it's drinking too well now to miss.

  • 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.

  • brianofthevine wrote: (91 points)

    April 14, 2014 - Tart red cherry and cola notes with subtle spice. Good acidity, nice 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 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 90 (31%)
  • Consumed 201 (69%)

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