Dark garnet. Modest nose of cinnamon, spice, and tea leaves. With age the fruit has toned down and become more integrated . Strawberry, red raspberry and red licorice dominate the flavor profile with creaminess and additional complexity from spices and minerals.
Decanted about 2 hours. It has also been 4 years since we last had a bottle of the 09 RR. This wine has aged noticeably 2012. Nice vibrant red fruit with hints of chocolate and spice. Not quite up to the Sonoma Coast but an excellent Pinot from KB. Very Tasty.
Lined this up with a Sea Smoke 2009 Ten. KB was very good but was not the favorite over the SS. A little light to that big hitter but still very, very good.
Ruby red color, not much bouquet when initially opened. Took about an hour to open up. Cherry and raspberry fruit aroma, medium body, plenty of dense fruit, perfect balance, medium length finish. Very nice wine but not nearly as lush as the 2009 Sonoma Coast bottling.
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