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Kosta Browne Appellation Wines

2017 Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir

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Facts of Note

CELLAR

Enjoy now through 2022

CONCRETE

8% fermented & aged in concrete

FERMENTATION

4% 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. In our second year working with this vineyard, Marshall Ranch, in Sebastopol, again proved to be an excellent cornerstone for our Sonoma Coast blend, offering vibrant fruit, crisp color and racy, grounded acidity.

2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Pratt-Sexton, Marshall, Burnside, Watertrough, Kanzler, Gap's Crown, Thorn Ridge, Freestone
Clones
667, Pommard 4, 115, 777, 828, Swan, 23, 114, 2A

Technical
Details

Fermentation
84% Stainless Steel open tops / 8% Concrete open tops / 8% Wood open tops / 4% Whole Cluster
Oak
40% New French Oak for 17 months / 6% Concrete tank for 10 months / 15% Wood tank for 10 months
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.52
TA
5.62 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Forest floor, with blackberry, Bing cherry and bramble fruits. A hint of Rosemary.

Mouth: Thoughtful and focused. Intense dark fruits with notes of blackberry and blueberry.