Blind wines (very brief notes) (Granby, CT): I enjoyed this more than the Anthill, though that may have been a minority opinion. Quite young, with time needed to let the tannin settle, but very good, with dark cherries, spice, herbs.
Medium ruby color. Initially, some orange peel on the nose, which blew off as the temperature increased from cellar temp. Then, aromas of raspberry, hints of strawberry, rose petal, spice, some herbs, brown sugar and vanillin oak. Similar flavors, except the brown sugar is absent. Tannins are not yet resolved, leaving a notable acidic sting across the top of the tongue. Not real big fruit, but an appreciable wine in its own right. A lot better with food. A medium slightly tannic finish. I expected more, given Tanzer's eval. Hopefully, the wine may show better when the tannins become more resolved. Needs more time for development.
Slow-O 4 hours, served non-blind. Much more akin to a SV Rochioli than a KB, which was a very welcome surprise. My first time with this wine, but hopefully not my last. Medium (+) garnet, clear. Beautifully full aromas of raspberry, cherry, clove, tomato leaf and brown spices. Light, but powerful with an attractive mid-palate and very fresh acids. A rather complete package and one that caught the attention of all at the dinner. If you're a fruit bomb lover, stay away. Classy, and highly recommended, 13,6% abv, drink thru 2020
Popped and poured. Bright ruby. Beautiful sweet nose of red and dark berries, flowers and spice. Juicy and sweet but well delineated. Typical cali pinot fruits including strawberry and black raspberrywith notes of vanilla, flowers and exotic spice. Very nice persitent finish. Best california pinot i have had in some time.