2009 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 5,818 cases, $52. Sourced from three vineyards: Gap's Crown, Terra de Promissio, and Walala. The wine was aged about 12 months in oak before release in early 2011. Wine Spectator #1 Wine of Year for 2011. · Moderately dark reddish-color in the glass. Charming and fruity on the nose which is redolent with aromas of black cherries and black raspberries with an accent of spice cabinet. Fades a bit in the glass over time. Delicious and lush core of black plum and blackberry fruit with a subtle savory herb note in the background. Richly endowed but nicely balanced by ripe tannins and lively acidity, and offering an attractive creamy mouth feel. The generous finish has very good length. Still good the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very Good. Reviewed August 13, 2011

Winery: Kosta Browne Winery
From article: 2009 Kosta Browne: Bombs Bursting In Your Mouth