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2015 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

94James Suckling

Lots of the blue fruits and dried flowers on the nose. Oyster shell too. Medium to full body, linear and vibrant. Energetic. Clean and intense finish.

92Vinous / IWC

...terrific appellation-level Pinot. This is the 1st year in which it is more truly coastal... Succulent black cherry, plum, hard candy & expressive floral notes supported by beams of firm tannin & lively acidity that add verve & freshness.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.