Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
"Bright aromas of ripe red and black fruit with a lovely dried-herbaceous note. Full-bodied with fine, well-integrated tannins and a lot of elegance and lift. Such a pretty palate with fresh floral notes and juicy red fruit. Refined. Drink or hold." James Suckling 94 points Drink 2022-25
This richly tight, layered and intense coastal wine combines grapes from several amazing sites, including Kanzler, Gap's Crown and Jenkins. Savory freshness defines it, with mineral, forest and tea at the forefront of the structured palate and accents of nutmeg and cardamom lingering on the finish.
Another pure, elegant wine from this estate, the 2019 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast offers beautiful framboise and dark strawberry fruits to go with complex notes of forest floor, leafy herbs, spice, and damp earth. These carry to a medium to full-bodied Pinot Noir with a layered, seamless texture, terrific overall balance, and a great finish. If anything, it's a more approachable, softer wine than the Russian River Valley, although it too should easily keep for a decade. Both Pinot Noirs from this team are brilliant wines.
There's fleshy richness to the plum paste and dark cherry flavors in this red, with hints of tapenade. The firm finish is savory and well-structured, with chocolate nib accents. Drink now through 2025. 6,709 cases made.