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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2017 Thorn Ridge Ranch, Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir with a rustic soul

Facts of Note

YIELD

2 Tons per acre

FARMING

100% Dry farmed

FERMENTATION

8% Whole cluster

Embodying the rural soul of the Sonoma Coast, Thorn Ridge’s hillsides are a magnet for cold sea air and fog, yielding a sophisticated wine with exceptional structure and aging potential. The vineyard was planted in 1995 and has been a key contributor within our family of wines for years.


Nestled in the hills of southwest Sebastopol, this site is dry farmed on Goldridge soils where low vigor silt adds depth and concentration to the resulting wine. Notes of blackberry and sassafras blend in harmony with a wild, rustic edge of earth and minerality.


2017 Thorn Ridge Ranch Sonoma Coast - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Thorn Ridge Ranch
Clones
777, 115, Swan
Orientation
North/East
Trellising
VSP
Soil
Goldridge

Technical
Details

Fermentation
63% Stainless steel open tops / 34% Wood open tops / 8% Whole cluster
Oak
29% New French Oak for 19 months
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.69
TA
6.0 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Alluring notes of wild blackberry and sassafras.

Mouth: Hints of red and dark fruit with a rustic edge of earthy minerality and black tea.