2014 Kosta Browne Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.52, TA 0.59, $68. Sourced from a variety of vineyards including Jenkins, Keefer Estate, Koplen, Martinelli Moonshine and Martinelli Zio Tony. 5- day cold soak, fermented in 5-ton open tops including wood and concrete, 14-day average ferment, 2% whole cluster. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Engaging aromas of black cherry, cola and oak spice. Fullbodied on the palate with a packed mouth of black cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors. Sappy and luscious, with firm but balanced tannins and minimal oak presence. Much better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, showing aromas of Bing cherry, cola, spice and red hard candy and echoing flavors of satisfying brightness. Score: 90. Reviewed June 5, 2015

Winery: Kosta Browne Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Sonoma County Pinot Noir