4 of the Famed Kosta Browne Pinots

Kosta Browne Pinot Noir

Kosta Browne produces four appellation Pinot Noirs from the foggy Russian River Valley, diverse Sonoma Coast, powerful Sta. Rita Hills and chilly Santa Lucia Highlands. Their appellation blends are inspired by a desire to capture the specific beauty of each of these growing regions, which they feel are among the best in the world for Pinot Noir.

Kosta Browne 2017 Bootlegger's Hill Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Bountiful options of rootstock and various pruning methods within the vineyard make for a beautifully layered and interesting wine. From its spherical structure on the palate to flavors of pristine berry, there is an effortless harmony to this wine. Aromas of raspberry and strawberry emerge from the glass with subtle notes of sarsaparilla and sage, while supple tannins and a hint of oak lead to a remarkably long finish.

Kosta Browne 2017 Treehouse Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Treehouse Vineyard produced a sensational Pinot Noir in 2017, with alluring aromas of black plum, ripe, wild raspberry and baking spices. Seductive flavors of fresh blueberry and black cherry bloom upon the palate, revealing delicate notes of French oak and spice which frame a complex, lingering finish.

Kosta Browne 2018 STA. Rita Hills Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hill's 2018 growing season was long and provided ripe stems which allowed the incorporation of more whole cluster within the smaller lots. This technique provided structure and depth to the vibrant fruit profile. This wine is focused, with bright strawberry and cherry notes and a subtle, pleasing tension.

Kosta Browne 2017 Gap's Crown Vineyard Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir Sweeping vineyards with dramatic elevation changes and clonal variety define this exemplary site. The presence of late-season fog allows for extended hang time, which promotes flavor maturation and phenolic development. Marked by intensity, this bold and beautiful wine leads with juicy, crowd-pleasing layers of blueberry and raspberry jam.