November 30, 2021 - Very good but not one of the KB greats.
October 25, 2021 - Good wine but definitely not a great value. Raspberries and cherries on the palate. Flavor deepened over three nights of drinking, but the wine never really stepped up its game. I’m thinking maybe another couple of years might help. But only a little in my opinion. High price to pay for a good but not great wine - seems to be the direction KB has moved over the past few years.
October 23, 2021 - tasty. Dark berry fruit.
August 29, 2021 - Mellow & sophisticated. Very nice.
July 31, 2021 - Very good !
June 19, 2021 - Poured blind. Good for KB in seeming to dial back all of the throttle that I recall in these wines back in previous days. Instead, there is tangy cherry, spice, strawberries, some blueberry and medium weight with a rose color. I'd not have put this wine on KB Pinot Noir but I was very happy to see that they are making a style like this now. Delicious.
May 17, 2021 - Kosta did not transalate well to Santa Lucia. This mid weight wine favors spice and some bitter/tart notes of orange peel and cranberry. Something lacks in the balance. It does improve with air. I will give my final bottle a number of years to see if something more develops.
March 11, 2021 - A less complex KB to my palate, and a little lighter, but delicious nevertheless. Good fruit, not overpowering, heavily strawberry to my admittedly not well-trained palate.
February 12, 2021 - Very different than the KB Russian River Valley from the same vintage that we drank on the same evening. Lighter in the glass, a bit brighter / more acidic, with a slightly spicy, peppery finish. This might do a tad better with food, or perhaps another year or two in the bottle.
February 2, 2021 - Somewhat disappointing. Possibly flawed.