2007 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
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Our 2007 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is a blend of four vineyards. Two of these vineyards, Dutton Manzana and Kanzler are located near the southern end of the Russian River Valley appellation at the upper end of the Petaluma Gap. The remaining two, Gapís Crown and Terra de Promissio, are located in the southern portion of the Sonoma Coast appellation lying directly in the path of the Petaluma Gapís cooling influence. The wines from this region are rich in dark fruit, clean earth and broad texture. We recommend drinking this wine between 2010 and 2016.
AROMATICS: Dominant notes of ripe raspberries and dark cherries. Slight traces of wet stone interplay with the fruit and encourage you to taste.
ON THE PALATE: Overlapping flavors of boysenberry, dark cherry, traces of nutmeg, savory baking spices and mouthwatering acidity mingle in perfect balance. The distinct fruit grabs your attention with its mid-palate saturation which is the precursor to a long, delectable finish. This is the perfect combination of intensity and elegance.
V I N E Y A R D D E T A I L S
Gapís Crown, Terra de Promissio, Dutton Manzana and Kanzler
PRIMARY FERMENTATION DETAILS
Gapís Crown: October 2nd, 3rd and 7th
Terra de Promissio: September 27th and 28th
Dutton Manzana: September 8th
Kanzler: September 26th and October 6th
BRIX AT HARVEST
24.8į - 26.9į
5 days average
9 days average
87į-89į F peak
B A R R E L P R O G R AM
NEW FRENCH OAK
F INI SHED WINE DE TA I L S
January 12th and 13th, 2009