Kosta Browne is one of the biggest names in Pinot Noir, an iconic style that defines an era of California Pinot Noir. 90% of their wines are sold directly through the winery. We are proud to get our allocation, and fight hard to get enough for you.
Thought of by many as the beating heartland of California Pinot Noir, the Russian River Valley is influenced by cooling fog in the mornings and late afternoons which drives a more reticent style dominated by ripe red fruits. Lush raspberry and red cherry with light mulled spices dance lightly in this wine. The full mouthfeel is seamless and supple making this wine an absolute joy to drink.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley comes from a multitude of sites and spent 17 months in 45% new French oak. It's slightly more reticent than the Sonoma Coast and offers more raspberry, ripe cherries, cola, mulled spiced, and earth. Rounded, beautifully textured, and medium to full-bodied, it has a supple, seamless style that's already a joy to drink. Nevertheless, I suspect it will keep for upwards of a decade.