Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016

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Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016 750ml
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SKU 03043

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The Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a blend of eight vineyards: Gap’s Crown, Griffin’s Lair, Kanzler, Pfendler, Spring Hill, Terra de Promissio, Thorn Ridge and Walala. Most of these are located in the southern portion of the Sonoma Coast appellation and lie directly in the path of the Petaluma Wind Gap’s Pacific Ocean cooling and the maritime influence of the San Pablo Bay. The outlier, Walala Vineyard, is located in the northwestern coastal reaches near Annapolis. The wines from the Petaluma Gap region are rich, voluptuous and structured with dark black and blue fruit, deep texture and broad structure. The wines from Walala are red fruit driven with clean earth, a slight spice, elegant structure and a complex core.

Kosta Browne began as a dream shared by Dan Kosta and Michael Browne. In the summer of 1997, while working at John Ash & Co. restaurant in Santa Rosa, California, Dan and Michael decided to venture into winemaking. They saved tip money and eventually had enough to buy a half ton of Pinot Noir, a used barrel and an old hand-crank stemmer-crusher, a purchase that marks the beginning of Kosta Browne. Since that vintage, they have nurtured relationships with the best growers and honed their winemaking skills, making sure to focus on the vision and values with which they began.

In 2001, Dan and Michael partnered with Chris Costello and his family, who collectively provided the business experience and relationships that gave Kosta Browne the necessary resources to grow. Chris was able to craft a business plan that conveyed the appeal of the Kosta Browne story and sensibly described its future, helping to convince many wary family members and friends that investing in the vision would be worth it. Today, Dan, Michael and Chris work very closely to maintain the quality and consistency of the entire Kosta Browne experience.

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Kosta Browne
Alcohol/vol 14%
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James SucklingAromas of oyster shell and dark berries with plenty of dried strawberries and spices. Medium-bodied, very tight and focused with silky tannins. A fresh and slightly salty finish. Crisp and vivid. Drink or hold.

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Jeb DunnuckA step up over the Russian River blend, the 2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast offers more red fruits, raspberries, flowers, and rose petal notes, with a pinewood/forest floor character developing with time in the glass. This medium-bodied, silky, elegant Pinot Noir has a terrific sense of minerality, integrated acidity, and a complex, nuanced style that’s going to evolve nicely for 7-8 years.

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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was aged in 44% new French oak, 16% concrete tank and 2% wood tanks, ranging from 10-15 months depending on the vessel. Medium ruby, it's scented of cranberry sauce, woodsmoke, loamy earth and forest floor with a core of red and black cherries and berries plus notions of pencil shavings and licorice. Light to medium-bodied and broody in the mouth, it has a sturdy, pleasantly chalky frame with seamlessly woven freshness to lift the earth-laced finish. 8,500 cases produced.

Erin Brooks, December 19, 2019
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Wine SpectatorPlump and generous up front, with elegant plum, raspberry and wild berry notes, slowly building depth and dimension on the finish, where the flavors linger. Drink now through 2024. 8,500 cases made.

James Laube, September 30, 2018