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2017 4-Barrel, Pinot Noir

The best blend of four great barrels

Facts of Note

ELEVAGE

22 Months

SOURCED

Anderson Valley, Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley

WHOLE CLUSTER

32% Whole cluster

Unshackled from geographic constraints, this is a wine that comes straight from the heart of our winemaking team. 4-Barrel is a singular wine, the components of which change each year but whose promise and reason for being remain the same – a winemaker’s pledge to unearth a remarkable story from each vintage. Simply the best blend we can craft from four special barrels with no vineyard or appellation restrictions.


The task for this wine is great. Selecting just four barrels from the countless individual lots that we nurture every vintage is a challenge we excitedly accept. In 2017, we sourced from three different AVAs: Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley—the result, a wine full of power, precision and finesse complemented by our decision to keep the wine unfiltered, guarding the essence of what makes this wine truly unique.

2017 4-Barrel California - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Marshall, Bootlegger's Hill, Freestone, Cerise
Clones
115, 828, 23, Pommard

Technical
Details

Fermentation
65% Concrete fermentation / 32% Whole cluster / 30% Stainless steel
Oak
39% New French Oak for 22 months
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.64
TA
5.9 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Rich, dark blue fruit, vibrant dark cherry and a whisper of oak.

Mouth: Rich with excellent tension and body. Spherical, with a lengthy, pure finish.