Classic Central Coast Pinot notes -- cherries, green herbs, and flowers -- done in a silky smooth, balanced, incredibly lush style. I could drink wine like this every day. And would, if I could afford it! — 17 days ago
Divine drop from tassy. Super light, punchy and bangy. Throw it down the gullet and smile like you’re on a beach in Byron. Top marks — a year ago
v14. Very enjoyable. Opaque color. Smokey, meaty nose. Juicy black cherry fruit. Earthy, black pepper, cola, chocolate finish. Nicely balanced. Note: awesome Smokey nose upon opening. — 22 days ago
Byron Kosuge, winemaker at Saintsbury for 20 years, makes this label of his own. Dark Ruby with aromas of rich ripe fruit and oak spice. On the palate sweet cherry and berry flavors with herb and clove spice notes. Lingers on a well balanced frame ending with spice, cedar and mineral tones, needs more time to develop. Nice! — 2 years ago
Big cherry yum — 2 months ago
Very smooth, had at New Year.. — 4 months ago
Whadda wine! 🇺🇸🍷
Byron Kosuge established himself as a California legend at Saintsbury in Carneros from 1985 to 2001. Saintsbury’s cool climate Pinots swam upstream from the general thrust of American wine at the time, emphasizing a softer touch.
His own label, B. Kosuge Wines, takes it a step further to the West Sonoma Coast at the edge of the continent. 🌊🌊🌊☁️☁️☁️ He has dedicated the rest of his career to doing his part to find the path forward for California wine in a changing world.
Byron felt that 2015 and 2016 were the finest vintages he’d ever produced. So when 2017 rolled around as more of a B+ vintage, he declassified all of his elite Hirsch Vineyard fruit for use in the Sonoma Coast wine. Many winemakers would have used the opportunity to crank up the price, but Byron kept it level. Here at Le Dû’s Wines in Manhattan, it’s $32.99 on the shelf.
Repeat: 🚨🚨THIS IS OVER 50% HIRSCH VINEYARD PINOT NOIR AND YOU CAN GET IT FOR UNDER $35🚨🚨.
Byron is an insightful guy with a lot of thoughts about where California wine is and where it’s going. If you ever get a chance to visit with him, jump on it! — 2 years ago