Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2013 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 eight vineyards including Gap’s Crown and Kanzler.

Crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Beautiful nose of red fruits, cherry cola and cloves. Medium body with perfect acidity and exceptional balance. Finesse and elegance in spades. Strawberry, cranberry, pomegranate and baking spices on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Stunning Pinot Noir that has aged brilliantly. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 94 points.

The 2021 Sonoma Coast will be released this Spring to the mailing list along with the Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley. The single vineyard wines will be released this Fall.

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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