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2014 Thorn Ridge Ranch, Pinot Noir

A single vineyard debut

Facts of Note

FARMING

Dry-farmed

FERMENTATION

10% Whole Cluster

AGING

10 months in concrete tank

Traditionally a key contributor to previous appellation blends, the 2014 harvest from this vineyard boasts quality and complexity worthy of a first time, single vineyard designate. 

Planted in 1995, several miles from the Pacific Ocean, on a steep, eastward sloping hillside, Thorn Ridge Vineyard is a magnet for cold sea air and coastal fog.  Dry farmed on Goldridge soils where low vigor silt aids a deep, dark berry profile. 

We've enjoyed working with this vineyard for many years.  Nestled in the hills southwest of Sebastopol, this Sonoma Coast property has all the ingredients for growing superb Pinot Noir. 

2014 Thorn Ridge Ranch Sonoma Coast - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Thorn Ridge Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
Clones
115, 667, 777
Orientation
North/East
Trellising
VSP
Soil
Goldridge Soil

Technical
Details

Fermentation
5 ton open top, 10% whole cluster, 10-16 days, 3 days cold soak
Oak
Neutral French oak for 3 months, Concrete tank for 10 months
Alcohol
14.5%
pH
3.60
TA
6.0 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Subtle bramble with strawberry, rhubarb and crushed black cherry aromatics excite the senses with a garnish of rose hip and herbal tea.

Mouth: Soft burgundian color with bright red fruits and fresh acidity. Integrated tannins, savory notes and fresh herbal accents.