This had a reductive almost oxidized quality. Very ripe but tasted like it had been opened too long. Not really very pleasant to drink. One dimensional. Had never experienced this with KB before. I would drink these if I had them. They are not going to improve and will probably get worse.
PnP w/2 hour decant, cellar temp. Clear, med/deep ruby/purple. Very intense nose, classic KB. Certainly one of their better efforts. Big, Pinot flavor profile of red/dark cherry/red berries/slight cola/spice. Super good balance, NOT over extracted. Silky, long finish, balanced/integrated tannins. WOTN. Nothing off, in perfect drinking window now or by 2017. $78
Enjoyed at a restaurant with dinner. Only had two hours to open up, and I think it would have gotten better with more time. Really nice fruit and full mouthfeel. The finish was medium. If you are a KB fan, this wine is up there and will not disappoint.
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