Friday, February 8, 2013 - I did something tonight which I rarely seen done with KB is a mini-vertical (well actually the 07 and 10 Sonoma's so vertical is a stretch term). What we discovered was an amazing consistency such that after the 2010 warmed up (it had been pulled later from the cellar) the wines were almost identical. Both exhibited that typical KB note of deep, dark fruit even though Pinot is usually a lighter style. I slightly preferred the 07 but when that bottle was drained the 10 was ready for the stage.
For my education it reinforced the concept that good wine-makers can turn out consistent product year after year despite all the variabilities that mother nature can throw at them. Bravo to the team at KB, will buy more as the spring allocation is pending.