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I think of wine as more of a movie than a snapshot, because it continually changes and evolves over time.  What may have started out as dark and closed off scene, can completely transform, blossoming into something entirely different than where it began. Often, when a wine is reviewed while it’s still in its young “caterpillar” stage and un-evolved, it can be easy to judge it based on it’s current state, and not on the ensuing “butterfly” it will be in the future.  Similarly, Kobalt’s 2013 Window Pane Red blend was reviewed in October of 2015, and only earned scores in the high 80’s.  Opening the bottle now, it knocks your socks off… We caught it in our tasting sandwiched between six $100+ Cabs and you’d think they were all cut from the same cloth. Both reviews below make reference to the wine needing time to settle down, and fortunately for anybody that waited… That time is here.

Co-authored by Kevin Carriker, who’s been in the wine industry for nearly 40 years and Mark Herold who’s responsible for having crafted some of the greatest wines in California including Merus, Hestan, Buccella, and his own label Herold.   At under forty bucks, Kobalt’s Window Pane packs enormous value, and tasting the wine now will make you thankful for the less-than-stellar reviews back in 2015.  Had the wine been showing like it is today, it would have been sold out years ago.  Lucky you…

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(Reviewed October, 2015)

(Reviewed October, 2015)
"The 2013 Window pane, Kobalt's Cabernet Sauvignon/Petite Sirah blend, is loaded with energy and dark, inky Petite fruit. Graphite, wild flowers and spices appear later, adding depth and complexity. A powerful, massively tannic wine, the 2013 is going to need at least a few years to settle down."
88 Points 
"...the wine comes across somewhat foursquare and one-dimensional, with lots of color, body and extract, but not much charm or nuance. Nevertheless, the price seems right and perhaps another five or six years of cellaring will encourage more development..."
86 Points

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in


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