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Kosta Browne Appellation Wines

2015 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir

Overwhelmingly “true” Sonoma Coast

Facts of Note

FERMENTATION

2% whole cluster

AGING

wood and concrete tank in addition to barrique

CELLAR

if you can wait, lay this wine down

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 in both the southern portion of the appellation and in the northern true coastal zone. In the southern area, the Petaluma Wind Gap and the San Pablo Bay drive cooler temperatures and provide us with deep flavors and richly textured wines. The vineyards from the coastal reaches contribute more of the savory and spice characteristics that we love as well as great structure and poise.

2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Sourced from a variety of special vineyards: Freestone - Quarter Moon, Ferguson and Pastoral, Gap’s Crown, Goldrock, Griffins Lair, Kanzler, Pratt, Sunchase, Walala

Technical
Details

Fermentation
stainless steel, wood and concrete open tops / 5 day cold soak / 14 day average ferment / 2% whole cluster
Oak
36% new French oak, 14 months / 15% aged in wood tank / 1% aged in concrete tank
Alcohol
14.3%
pH
3.46
TA
6.4 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Every dark cherry you can imagine, dark fruits, coastal freshness and touches of citrus peel

Mouth: Dark and opulent fruits. Structured and mouth filling. Cherry, black plum, slight savory notes with a smooth and lengthy finish