2017 Kosta Browne "Four Barrel" California Pinot Noir (750ml)15
94 points Wine Advocate
Aged 22 months in 39% new French oak, the medium ruby colored 2017 Pinot Noir 4 Barrel gives up pure aromas of pomegranate, raspberries and strawberries with notes of citrus peel, bitters, bark, tea leaves and spices. Medium-bodied and silky, it offers restrained, nuanced flavor layers with a grainy frame and juicy freshness, finishing long and bitters-laced. Give this the time in bottle it deserves! Only 95 cases were made. EB (12/2019)
Unshackled from geographic constraints, this is a wine that comes straight from the heart of our winemaking team. 4-Barrel is a singular wine, the components of which change each year but whose promise and reason for being remain the same – a winemaker’s pledge to unearth a remarkable story from each vintage. Simply the best blend we can craft from four special barrels with no vineyard or appellation restrictions.
The task for this wine is great. Selecting just four barrels from the countless individual lots that we nurture every vintage is a challenge we excitedly accept. In 2017, we sourced from three different AVAs: Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley—the result, a wine full of power, precision and finesse complemented by our decision to keep the wine unfiltered, guarding the essence of what makes this wine truly unique.