2020 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast, California
Vineyard sources for this bottling include Gap’s Crown, Treehouse, Bootlegger’s Hill, Keefer Ranch, Giusti Ranch, Zio Tony, and Moonshine. These vineyards lie both the southern portion of the appellation and in the northern true coastal zone. Together, they form a singular wine that is distinctively Sonoma Coast with deep flavors, rich texture, and savory spice characteristics. Uplifted aromatics. Compelling dark fruit notes of blueberry, blackberry, and boysenberry are coupled with a hint of currant and a seamless touch of vanilla. Vibrant with facets of dark fruit, wildflowers, and earthy layers that add sophistication and create intensity with refined tannins.
The Sonoma Coast appellation overlaps with that of the Russian River Valley in many places and is similarly shaped by the ocean. Local geology can be complex here, a direct result of being located at the intersection of two tectonic plates. The resulting Pinot Noir has enticing energy with pristine dark fruit, dimension, and a long, driving finish.
Fermentation: 61% stainless steel, 21% concrete, 18% wood, 2% whole cluster.
Aging: 34% new French oak for 15 months, 12% wood cask for 14 months.