Kosta Browne Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2020 Red Wine

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Kosta Browne Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2020 Red Wine

(NOTE - California's wildfires in 2020 did not affect the Sta. Rita Hills AVA)

93 pts. Wine Spectator:

"Very alluring, with damson plum, griotte and mulberry fruit seamlessly layered with black tea, sous-bois and sandalwood. The long, refined finish lets all the perfume linger prettily. Drink now through 2029. 4,800 cases made." - JM

FROM THE WINERY

A microclimate that began 20 million years ago is nothing short of a miracle. Over the years, tectonic plate movements caused mountains to rise out of the ocean, break off the plate, and rotate clockwise, creating one of the most defined, transverse ranges on the Pacific Coast. This distinctive feature of the purely East/West maritime mouth funnels cooling coastal fog and wind to the vines.
Sta. Rita Hills is one of the world’s best cool-climate growing regions of Pinot Noir.

The 2020 Sta. Rita Hills harvest began two weeks earlier due to several heat spikes throughout the summer and extended an additional five weeks due to slow ripening conditions which led to high quality and character development of the grapes. Bursting with vibrant red fruit, baking spice, and an earthy core, this fascinatingly layered wine is delightfully unique.

TASTING NOTES

NOSE: An explosion of red fruit with an understated yet elegant savory quality. Nostalgic notes of cinnamon stick and clove mesmerize.

MOUTH: Deeply rich with an earthy core and copious amounts of fruit. Refreshingly light on the palate with well-integrated tannins and unique flair.

VINEYARD DETAILS

VINEYARDS: Drum Canyon, Sanford & Benedict, Our Lady of Guadalupe (formerly Bloodlines), Bentrock, Radian, Francesca, Hilliard Bruce, Rita's Crown, Mt. Carmel

CLONES: 667, 777, 115, 2A, Swan, 828, 23

TRELLISING: VSP

SOIL: Silica (D.E marine-based soil)

TECHNICAL DETAILS

FERMENTATION: 62% stainless steel, 20% concrete, 18% wood, 3% whole cluster

ÉLEVAGE: 47% new French oak for 15 months, 6% new Austrian oak for 15 months, 4% wood cask for 14 months

ALCOHOL: 14.1%

pH: 3.64

TA 5.8 g/L

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