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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2018 Giusti Ranch,

Farmed by the Giusti family since the 1870s

Facts of Note

VESSEL

A small portion fermented as 100% whole cluster in a concrete amphora

VINEYARD

Vine age ranges from 10-18 years

CLONE

Mixed Dijon

The Giusti family has farmed this eponymous property since the 1870s and has some of the deepest roots in Russian River Valley grape growing. Located in a somewhat warmer region of the Russian River Valley, and featuring ideal Goldridge soils, this historic property consistently delivers one of our most sumptuous Pinot Noirs.

As the vines have evolved, this wine has become ever-more appealing and complex, with a gorgeous bouquet of crushed blackberry, cherry, and sugar pine flavors. To underscore the balance and crystalline purity of this deeply structured Pinot, the wine was given additional aging after blending in large oak casks.

2018 Giusti Ranch Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Guisti Ranch
Clones
115, 667, 777
Orientation
North/South & East/West
Trellising
Uni-lateral cordon
Soil
Goldridge

Technical
Details

Fermentation
52% concrete / 31% stainless steel / 8% whole cluster
Oak
100% wood tank for 4 months / 23% new French oak for 16 months
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.48
TA
14.2 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Juicy blackberry and ripe cherry with finely delineated fruit unfolding. Hints of lemon zest and sugar pine.

Mouth: Broad and intensely structured. Impressive tension and focus with a long, flavorful, balanced finish.