Pinot Noir, ‘Russian River’, Kosta Browne Winery
There are many differences between vineyards in this small appellation, but the majority of them do share a common influence – the cooling effect that follows the Russian River inland from the Pacific coast. The resulting fog helps keep nights cool and offers vines a respite from daytime temperatures. In turn, these diurnal temperature swings slow down ripening and promote more evolved flavors in our grapes. Kosta Browne works with vineyards that span a diverse and varied view into a region that many would call the heartland of California Pinot Noir. 8% whole-cluster fermentation, aged in 47% new French oak for 15 months / 5% concrete tank for 10 months.