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 many vineyards including including Gap’s Crown, Goldrock, Griffin’s Lair, Kanzler, Klopp, and Walala.
Crimson in color. 14.4% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves, cherry cola and baking spices. Medium body with perfect acidity. Rich and opulent with impeccable balance. Black cherry, black raspberry, strawberry and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Absolutely delightful appellation Pinot Noir that is showing brilliantly at seven years of age. Best over the next several years.
My rating: 94 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.