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Community Tasting Notes (37) Avg Score: 90.7 points

  • Pop and pour.
    Enjoyed in plastic Govino cups on a Lake sailing adventure on a crisp Autumn day.
    Dark ruby color.
    Nose offers good red fruits, and a brown spice note - of nutmeg and mace. Touch of white pepper.
    Surprisingly young for an 11 year old Alexander valley Pinot Noir.
    Good richness to the fruit, with a hint of plum and leather following the intro of red cherries. Shows a slight bit of oak as well.
    Quite delicious.

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  • Very rich and extracted but an otherwise well balanced and smooth wine.

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  • Rich, smooth and well balanced. A winner for sure.

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  • PnP. Brought to a restaurant so no formal notes. Actually did not know it was a Moroccan inspired place and was worried a bit about the pairing. Wound up getting a lamb tagine and this wine held its own. As mentioned previously, this is a quite a burly Pinot that is pretty jammy....since when are Pinot and Jammy in the same sentence? Very similar to prior bottle from almost two years back. Not my style and not what I look for in a Pinot, but a good wine nonetheless.

    Enjoyed in a Riedel Vivant Burgundy glass at 60F.

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  • Raspberry, cinnamon and a stemmy quality on the nose. A bit above medium bodied and dominated by cinnamon, spice and fruit. As a prior reviewer noted, nothing feminine or subtle about this wine. Raspberry and spice upfront but after being open for 3+ hours, the back and the finish started to smooth out and integrate nicely. This is a big wine that I probably opened a year or so too soon. Was probably more fruit-forward in it's youth and is only now beginning to soften and smooth out - showing some nuances. Given the fruit and structure, I would think this wine integrates and smooths over the next few years rather than fades. Depends on your style preference, but I would hold a bit longer.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2011, (See more on 88 points

    (Black Kite Pinot Noir Kite's Rest) Dark cherry red color; tart cherry, light brett nose; tart cherry, light brett palate; medium-plus finish 88+ points

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