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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2018 Thorn Ridge Ranch,

Pinot Noir with a rustic soul

Facts of Note

AGEING

Oak cask provided very slow aging creating an elegant and soft wine

WHOLE CLUSTER

7% whole cluster

VINEYARD

100% dry-farmed

Thorn Ridge’s dry-farmed hillsides are a magnet for cold sea air and fog, yielding a fascinating wine with exceptional structure and aging potential. Planted in 1995, in Goldridge soils, the four clones used in this wine yield a complex and captivating Pinot Noir that our winemaker, Julien Howsepian, calls “an old soul wine.” The vineyard was planted in 1995 and has been a key contributor within our family of wines for years.

While it displays lovely flavors of black cherry and cranberry, it has a rustic character, with beguiling layers of lavender, sage, and forest floor that will appeal to connoisseurs. On the palate, soft tannins carry the wine to a finish with a hint of dark chocolate.

2018 Thorn Ridge Ranch Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Thorn Ridge Ranch
Clones
777, 115, Swan, 667
Orientation
North/East
Trellising
VSP
Soil
Goldridge

Technical
Details

Fermentation
70% stainless steel / 20% wood / 10% concrete / 7% whole cluster
Oak
50% wood tank for 12 months / 34% new French oak for 14 months
Alcohol
14.4%
pH
3.75
TA
5.3 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Complex, with subtle notes of cranberry, black cherry, and a hint of sagebrush.

Mouth: Expansive, with balanced tannins and a broad, exceptional finish ending with a touch of dark chocolate.