Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2012 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard – 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.

Keefer Ranch is located in the Green Valley appellation in the southwestern corner of the Russian River Valley. The 30 acre vineyard is located on gently rolling hills in an area known to have some of the coolest weather in the Russian River Valley.

Crimson in color. 14.6% ABV. Pretty nose of red fruits, flowers and baking spices. Light to medium body with exquisite acidity. Charm and elegance in spades. Cherry, cranberry, strawberry and earth on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Breathtaking Pinot Noir that could not have been more delightful on a warm Spring night in Seattle. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 95 points.

The 2020 Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Designates will be released to the mailing list this coming Fall.

I blogged about Kosta Browne previously in Exciting Changes at Kosta Browne and Too Much Being Made of a Change in Style at Kosta Browne.

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