Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2016 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – Bottle Notes

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 a blend from more than 10 vineyards including including Kanzler and Gap’s Crown.

Crimson in color. 14% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, baking spices and sarsaparilla. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Rich, plush and opulent. Tremendous balance. Raspberry, strawberry, plums and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Delicious Pinot Noir that is true to the Kosta Browne style. This only bodes good things for the single vineyard designates. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 93 points.

The 2020 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.

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