Pushing the sweetness level for me (almost sensed residual sugar), but it stayed just in fair territory. Still full of cranberry and rhubarb notes with strawberry flavors to boot. Just enough tannin to hold it nicely together and a long finish, with some earthiness creeping in. Nice wine.
Opened and vinturied into a decanter. Medium red in color and clear, with perfumed aromas of ripe black cherries, rose petal, and a touch of game. The palate shows flavors of ripe red and black fruits, cola, oak, and dry earth. Nice texture, plush fruits, and a medium-long finish.
This was a bottle that has been stored with the last bottle I drank and it was a really good bottle of wine - clean, focused, well integrated. A classic Russian River Pinot. The only difference was the last bottle had been transported and this one was pulled straight out of the cellar. I never really believed the "bottle Shock" thing but I do now.
Started out awful. Tons of heat, disjointed, over-ripe, almost pruney. Took a couple hours of air to get it going. Even now the heat is overpowering and the mid-pallet is not there at all. Hopefully it's better tomorrow. I think I pushed this one too long before drinking. My worst KB experience to date.
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