Friday, July 23, 2010 - One of KR's first Pinot vintages ever (first was 1979, when he bought his first Carneros fields). You'll only ever get to taste this if you're friends with Kent himself! I was lucky to be there on a very special tour where we got to taste the 79, 83, 06 and 07 vintages. He opened two or three of these early bottles to give us a truly historical vertical.
Kent admitted that this was still experimental. And being a PN from 83 drunk in 2010 it was, Past it. But still drinkable! Still Pinot-y. Sherrified but great fruit, structure from good tannins. This held up a bit better than the 79 and was pretty worth it.
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