Kosta Browne was founded in the late nineties by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne and has always focused on Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. The winery has changed hands several times. Most recently Kosta Browne was purchased by Duckhorn Wine Company. The waiting list for the Appellation wines is 18 months long and for the coveted 4 Barrel Pinot Noir there is a 12 year waiting list.
This version of the Sonoma Coast is an 11 vineyard blend that includes the acclaimed Kanzler and Platt Vineyards.
Crimson in color. 14.3% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cola, cloves and forest floor. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Bright fruit in spades. Black cherry, sarsaparilla, baking spices and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Everything you expect from Kosta Browne. Absolutely delicious. Best over the next several years.
My rating: 93 points.
The 2019 version will be released to mailing list members early next year.
I blogged about Kosta Browne recently in Exciting Changes at Kosta Browne and Too Much Being Made of a Change in Style at Kosta Browne.