Kosta Browne Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018
(Santa Rita Hills, California)- [JD 95] [WA 92]
Regular price $120.00 Sale price $114.97 Save $5.03
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About the Wine:
The quest for great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay brought us to our most southern growing region on the hillsides of Santa Rita. This appellation features one of the most defined transverse ranges on the Pacific Coast, comprised of mountains that, over time, have risen out of the ocean. Soils here limit vine vigor and crop yield and we find wines from this area have natural acidity balanced by firm structure. The unique East/West hillsides funnel ocean air to the vineyards, making this one of the world’s premium cool-climate viticulture areas for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our adventure here is only just beginning.
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills was 90% destemmed and brought up in mostly neutral oak (French and Austrian). Its ruby/purple hue is followed by a beautiful bouquet of ripe strawberry and raspberry fruits interwoven with plenty of spice, flowery incense, and violet nuances. Ethereal, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, it has a terrific sense of balance, integrated acidity, and a great finish. It's not a blockbuster Pinot by any measure yet has complexity, balance, and length. I'm a big fan."
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2018 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is a lovely wine whose aromas open gently to crushed strawberries and raspberries, tea leaves, dried orange peel and rose petals. The palate is light to medium-bodied, juicy, elegant and perfumed, with a very long, elegant finish and satiny texture."