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Kosta Browne Appellation Wines

2013 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir

Influenced by the Ocean and shaped by complex geology

Facts of Note

BLEND

eight distinct vineyards

SMALLEST LOT

3 barrels of Kanzler

MOST REMOTE VINEYARD

Walala, a 2 hr drive from the winery

The Sonoma Coast appellation overlaps with that of the Russian River Valley in many places and is similarly shaped by the ocean. Local geology can be complex here, a direct result of being located on the intersection of two tectonic plates. For this wine, we find ourselves drawn to vineyards that are particularly influenced by the Pacific Ocean and are fortunate to work with some spectacular sites. They work together to form a singular wine that is distinctively Sonoma Coast.

The vineyards we source from lie mainly in the southern portion of the appellation. Here, the Petaluma Wind Gap and the San Pablo Bay drive cooler temperatures and provide us with deep flavors and richly textured wines. The outlier of the blend comes from the northern coastal reaches – the Walala vineyard where we find more savory and spice characteristics that we love.

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Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Sourced from a variety of special vineyards: Gap's Crown, Griffin's Lair, Kanzler, Pfendler, Spring Hill, Terra de Promissio, Thorn Ridge and Walala
Clones
114, 115, 667, 828, Swan, Pommard

Technical
Details

Fermentation
5-ton open tops / 5 day cold soak / 14 day average ferment / 100% de-stemmed
Oak
48% new French oak / 16 months
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.66
TA
5.75 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Black cherry, ripe currants, and blueberry. Cocoa nibs and cassis.

Mouth: Focused acidity, balanced with grippy tannins, carries a rich dark fruit character toward the mid-palate, followed by lush black cherry and sealed with ripe currants.