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2017 Black Kite Pinot Noir "Stony Terrace"

Black Kite 2017 Stony Terrace Pinot Noir

Winery: Black Kite

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stony Terrace"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $62

Cases produced: 124

KWG Score: 93 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: August 3, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Black Kite is very good. It opens with a fragrant raspberry bouquet with hints of strawberry and clove. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, smooth and silky. The flavor profile is a crushed stone influenced red plum with notes of dried cherry and nicely integrated oak. I also detected hints of strawberry, vanilla and thyme. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Pinot Noir opens up nicely with some aeration. I would swirl it and enjoy it with a roast pork loin along with potatoes and herbs. Cheers - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Nowhere is the fruit intensity of this vintage more evident than in our 2017 Stony Terrace Pinot Noir. A chorus of vivid black cherry, plum and wild berry notes gain weight and depth on the long, focused palate. Altogether a deeply flavorful and gracefully orchestrated reflection of the vintage. Enjoy upon release or cellar for up to 7-10 years.

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