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2018 Kosta Browne Mt. Carmel Pinot Noir

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February 19, 2023 - $66



95James Suckling

Really vibrant and colorful on the nose with elegantly lifted notes of roses and violets ,along with sappy sweetness and ripe strawberries. Full-bodied with silky, fine tannins and a bit of saltiness. The intensity here swells at first, but then mellows into a bed of juicy dark fruit and roasted herbs. The sap comes through again at the finish. Drinkable now, but best after 2023.

93Wine Enthusiast

Softly stewed raspberry and poached plum aromas meet with hibiscus and rose potpourri on the nose... Tart red-plum and strawberry tones engage the palate, where a snappy acidity carries a lingering hint of fennel pollen into the texturally taut finish.

90Wine Spectator

Slate and forest floor notes accent the firm mix of roasted cherry and dried berry flavors. Ends with hints of dried sage on the well-structured finish.


United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.


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.