Kosta Browne Kanzler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
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Aged 19 months in 50% new French oak, the medium ruby colored 2017 Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard gives up cinnamon toast, pipe tobacco, pencil shavings, moss-covered bark and mushrooms with a core of blackberries, redcurrant and cranberries. Medium-bodied, it's earthy but countered by bright berry flavors, with a grainy frame and juicy acidity lifting the finish. This needs another year or two in bottle to come together but should result in a lovely, earth-driven expression. 850 cases produced.
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.