2018 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2018 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir The vineyards the wine was source from lie in both the southern portion of the appellation and in the northern true coastal zone. In the southern area, the Petaluma Wind Gap and the San Pablo Bay drive cooler temperatures and provide us with deep flavors and richly textured wines. The vineyards from the coastal reaches contribute savory and spice characteristics that we love as well as great structure and poise. This year, the cooler sites such as Marshall and Balletto were able to have long hang times and were the last to be picked. The fruit had excellent development of tannins and dark, rich fruit profiles. Blackberry and raspberry complemented the great depth and long finish in this pinot noir. The cool Pacific Ocean breezes give this wine rich texture. Black raspberries, cassis, and crushed violets swirl on the nose and palate, the finish is light sweet earth and spice box denouement. Satisfyingly delicious.
2018 All-time Great Pinot Vintage; Very Little Available.