Download as PDF
Kosta Browne Appellation Wines

2016 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir

The Western Edge personified

Facts of Note

SOURCING

Western Edge of Sebastopol Hills and Freestone

AGING

16% aged in concrete for 10 months

FERMENTATION

6% Whole Cluster

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. Together, they 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.

2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Sourced from a variety of special vineyards: Bootlegger’s Hill, Balleto Watertrough, Burnside Balleto, Freestone Pasterale, Freestone Quarter Moon, Gap’s Crown, Kanzler, Marshall,Thorn Ridge, Sexton.

Technical
Details

Fermentation
75% Stainless Steel open tops / 19% Concrete open tops / 7% Wood open tops / 6% Whole Cluster
Oak
44% New French Oak for 15 months / 16% Concrete tank for 10 months / 2% Wood tank
Alcohol
14.0%
pH
3.59
TA
6.4 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Baked mixed berries with hints of cacao nibs and raw black currants. Herbs de Provence and forest floor shine through.

Mouth: Loganberries and Santa Rosa Plums are electric on the palate. Silky tannins for a long, smooth finish.