One of the top Pinot Noirs I was able to taste from California is the 2014 Pinot Noir 4 Barrel. It comes from a barrel each from Giusti, Gaps Crown, Koplen and Keffer vineyards, fermented with 25% whole clusters, and aged in 75% new oak. This prodigious Pinot Noir offers awesome notes of black raspberries, classy oak, violets and spice to go with a full-bodied, seamless and weightless profile on the palate. Concentrated, structured and impeccably balanced, with a rare mix of intensity and elegance, it's an incredible Pinot Noir that's the finest vintage of this cuvee to date. Bravo to the team at Kosta Browne for this beauty.