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Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2021 (750ml)

 
WA
93
JD
96
JS
94

Price: $115.00

Quantity in Stock: 3
 
WA
93
JD
96
JS
94
Producer Kosta Browne
Country United States
Region California
Subregion Sonoma Coast
Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2021
Sku 16781
Size 750ml

Kosta Browne Description

Our Appellation Series wines exemplify our commitment to exploration and passion for crafting soulful and thoughtprovoking wines that celebrate some of the world's great terroirs.

The Sonoma Coast is the largest appellation in Sonoma County, strongly influenced by its proximity to the ocean and heavy rainfall—producing more than twice the annual amount of its inland neighbors.

This vintage, we sourced from eight vineyards in both the northern true coastal zone and the southern edge of the appellation. Together, they form a singular wine, distinctively Sonoma Coast, with illuminating, deep hues and a warm medley of boysenberry, blueberry, and fresh-cut strawberry, with a slight undertone of forest rain. To showcase the terrific vintage and purity of each site, we used a balanced selection of fermentation vessels. The resulting Pinot Noir is in beautiful harmony with well-integrated tannins, adding volume to a refined finish with an uplifting presence. Fact of Note: The harvest window was roughly one month shorter than the previous vintage.

VINEYARD DETAILS

VINEYARD: Treehouse, Thorn Ridge, Gap's Crown, Marshall Ranch, Pratt, Balletto, Mardikian, Winner's Circle

CLONES: 2A, 15, 23, Swan, Calera, Pommard, 113, 114, 115, 828

TRELLISING: VSP

SOIL: Mainly Goldridge loam

TECHNICAL DETAILS

FERMENTATION: 81% stainless steel, 11% wood, 8% concrete, 1% whole cluster

ÉLEVAGE: 38% new French oak for 15 months, 11% wood cask for 15 months, 1% new Austrian oak for 15 months

ALCOHOL: 14.1% pH 3.62 TA 5.6 g/L

TASTING NOTES

NOSE: A compilation of ripe, red and blue fruit ignites the senses with slight undertones of forest rain.

MOUTH: Soft and smooth on the palate with pure electric dark berry flavors and deep, unified tannins add volume to a refined finish.

Jeb Dunnuck: 96 Points

The 2021 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is floral with perfume and ripe red berries, as well as notes of framboise, rosemary, and incense. Offering fantastic balance, with fine tannins, fresh seamless acidity, and a good purity of fruit, this is a very attractive wine now and will continue to provide prime drinking over the next 12 or more years.

James Suckling: 94 Points

Aromas of umami, seaweed, mushroom and bark follow through to a medium body, with firm and fine velvety tannins and a flavorful finish with a salty undertone at the end. Oyster shell. Drink now.

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

The 2021 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was matured in 39% new oak for 15 months. The nose opens slowly from allspice and brown sugar to a core of red cherry and cranberry, tea leaves and lavender. The medium-bodied palate offers surprisingly concentrated fruit supported by grainy tannins and seamless freshness, and it has a long, spicy finish.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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