Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2013
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"The Sonoma Coast appellation overlaps with that of the Russian River Valley in many places and is similarly shaped by the ocean. Local geology can be complex here, a direct result of being located on the intersection of two tectonic plates. For this wine, we find ourselves drawn to vineyards that are particularly influenced by the Pacific Ocean and are fortunate to work with some spectacular sites. They work together to form a singular wine that is distinctively Sonoma Coast. The vineyards we source from lie mainly in the southern portion of the appellation. Here, the Petaluma Wine Gap and the San Pablo Bay drive cooler temperatures and provide us with deep flavors and richly textured wines. The outlier of the blend comes from the northern coastal reaches – the Walala vineyard where we find more savory and spice characteristics that we love. Nose: Black cherry, ripe currants, and blueberry. Cocoa nibs and cassis. Mouth: Focused acidity, balanced with grippy tannins, carries a rich dark fruit character toward the mid-palate, followed by lush black cherry and sealed with ripe currants."