B. Kosuge The Shop Pinot Noir 2015
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The 2015 Shop, like the 2014, is pretty ripe and open. But it is a very different wine. In 2014, the wines were juicy and almost angular in their youth; the 2015s are pretty, sweet and alluring and have been from the beginning. And although 2015 was an early, warm vintage, the wines are fresh and fairly modest in alcohol. The Shop is always one of the biggest and fleshiest of my offerings and the 2015 is no different; a bit of tannin on the finish gives it a pleasing lift and persistence. The combination of spice and fruit signals that the wine is from Carneros. While some feel that the 2015 Pinot Noirs are almost too concentrated, at The Shop, I would say that flavor was concentrated but extract was not. The 2015 is prettier and fruitier, and perhaps more forward, than the 2014 was at the same age. Possibly slightly less tannic. Time will tell how it will age, but it certainly tastes good now!
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|