2011 Black Kite Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Lucia Highlands
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Barry Notes Likes this wine: (90 points)

    April 23, 2015 - PnP chilled with 10 min glass time. Clear, med straw color. Tight and none descript until it had time to open up. Tart, green apple, fruity, some oak, bigger style wine that went well with the chicken and pork. Nothing off. $54

  • wine strategies (TWP) wrote:

    April 22, 2015 - Serviceable when well chilled, less to my liking as it warmed - the oak, EtOH and diacetyl all seemed to lose any pretenses and make their robust presence known. Very much in the house style, of which I'm not a fan. Having said that, this is a nice example of an oaked $30-35 CA Chard - any more than that and I fail to see the point. 14,5% abv.

    Audozed 1 hour, served non-blind.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • 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

  • jhieb Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 30, 2014 - Gaining weight. Great stuff.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

    (Black Kite Cellars Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands) Subscribe to see review text.

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 8 (12%)
  • Consumed 61 (88%)

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