Each year, this Pinot Noir dazzles with its stunning purity and lush flavors—and 2018 is no exception. From its mouthwatering tension to its seductive, flowing flavors of blueberry, blackberry pie, and honeycomb, this is classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. To capture the site’s vibrancy, the majority of the wine was fermented in stainless steel, with a small portion aged in concrete to enhance the wine’s irresistible mouthfeel.
On the nose deeply fruity, with blueberry and blackberry pie over a subtle backdrop of honeycombs and French oak. On the palate instantly irresistible with mouthwatering tension evolving to a balanced, focused finish.
96pts James Suckling "From the maritime climate of the Petaluma Gap AVA, this celebrated vineyard in the southern part of the Sonoma Coast offers the advantages of high elevation, afternoon winds, and a lingering fog that allows for slow sugar development. Angular and spicy, with cocoa-dusted tannins, this juicy and delicious wine has a zippy mouthfeel that's ready for a steady flow of blueberry, sage, and coffee."
93pts Wine Spectator "Big, with cooking spice accents to burnished dark plum and dried blackberry flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. Dark chocolate and toffee linger on finish, which features medium-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026."
Founded in 1997, Kosta Browne is one of North America’s most revered wineries, recognized for making some of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Located in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, and guided by an acclaimed team that includes renowned Winemaker Julien Howsepian, Kosta Browne makes appellation and single-vineyard wines from the most coveted cool-climate vineyards across the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Anderson Valley, Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Lucia Highlands appellations.
Kosta Browne has an estate program that features 170 acres of vineyards through ownership or long-term leases that includes the Cerise Vineyard in Anderson Valley, Keefer Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, and a prized section of the Gap's Crown Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Kosta Browne has earned a place on Wine Spectator's annual list of the world's "Top 100 Wines" seven times since 2005, including "Wine of the Year" in 2011.
750ML / 14.4% ABV