Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2014 AldenAlli Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – Bottle Notes

AldenAlli is a collaboration between the families Dan Kosta and Emeril Lagasse. The winery is named after their wifes Alli Kosta and Alden Lagasse. The initial release was a 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. In 2015 the lineup expanded to include a single vineyard Pinot Noir from Campbell Ranch and a Zinfandel from Limerick Lane Vineyard. Shane Finley is the winemaker at AldenAlli.

Light crimson in color. 14.1% ABV. Breathtaking nose of red fruits, cloves, baking spices and forest floor. Medium to full bodied with bright acidity. Opulent and plush. Strawberries, cherry cola and mushrooms on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Really delicious and not to far afield of the Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast appellation wine. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 93 points.

AldenAlli is just getting started. The 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir will be released later this year. Past vintages have been approximately $60 off the mailing list. I trust Dan Kosta and encourage readers to consider signing up for the mailing list.

I previously wrote about AldenAlli in Three Mailers to Consider.

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