Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015
Nose: Lifted red fruits, smells like the coast, herbs, freshness, spring tips, citrus tones, cedar, earth.
Mouth: Precise fruit, red and crisp, fresh, pretty texture: grippy with bitter chocolate, rose hips.
Wine AdvocateThe last of the appellation releases, the 2014 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast was brought up in 55% new French oak, which is slightly more than the 2013. Deep, rich and earthy, with notes of bouquet garni, smoked earth, licorice and dark fruits, it has full-bodied richness, a big mid-palate and is packed with gorgeous amounts of fruit. It's a big, rich wine from this cool climate appellation, yet I suspect it will show more classic Sonoma Coast characteristics with a year or two in bottle. It's a beautiful wine.
Wine SpectatorNotably elegant and rich, with a deceptively deep and persistent mix of raspberry and wild berry flavors, shaded by gravelly earth and savory notes that lose a bit of focus on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 5,550 cases made.