Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2017 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.

Sourced from a variety of special vineyards including Pratt-Sexton, Marshall, Burnside, Watertrough, Kanzler, Gap’s Crown, Thorn Ridge and Freestone.

Crimson in color. 14.2% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves and forest floor. Medium to full bodied with perfect acidity and balance. Black cherries, baking spices, cherry cola and earth on the palate. Absolutely delightful Pinot Noir. Best over the next several years while you let the single vineyard designates from 2017 rest in the cellar.

My rating: 94 points.

The 2020 vintage was released several months ago to the mailing list at a price of $75. I bought this wine along with the Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley.

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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