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, Sunchase, and Walala.
Crimson in color. 14.4% ABV. Pretty nose of red fruits, cloves, sarsaparilla and damp forest floor. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Bursting with lush, juicy fruits. Black cherry, cherry cola, baking spices and minerals on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Charming Pinot Noir and everything I expect from Kosta Browne. Best over the next several years.
My rating: 92 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.