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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

9.318 ratings
9.41 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Andrew Vingiello

New stuff!

New stuff!

Aug 22nd, 2015
Jenifer Freebairn

This is lovely - fruit forward but lifted and lengthy and elegant. Nice work, Dan!

This is lovely - fruit forward but lifted and lengthy and elegant. Nice work, Dan!

Oct 9th, 2016
John Hebert

We had dinner with friends at Valette in Healdsburg. A very good Pinot.

We had dinner with friends at Valette in Healdsburg. A very good Pinot.

Sep 24th, 2017
Douglas Braun

Black cherry forest floor nice use of oak

Black cherry forest floor nice use of oak

Sep 8th, 2017
Shana Beal

Very balanced between fruit and earth. 👍🏻

Very balanced between fruit and earth. 👍🏻

Mar 11th, 2017
Steve Bozich

Dan Kosta's new effort. Really pretty stunning for not being a "single vineyard". 2013, 14.1 ABV. Opened for National Drink Wine Day.

Dan Kosta's new effort. Really pretty stunning for not being a "single vineyard". 2013, 14.1 ABV. Opened for National Drink Wine Day.

Feb 20th, 2017
Roman Sukley

Not the big, over-the-top fruit bomb you get with Kosta Browne, nor the elegant intensity of CIRQ. Much leaner and more austere. Probably what someone with a classically trained Burgundian palate would call the perfect expression of Pinot Noir. Just not in my wheelhouse. @Bill Bender and @DAG probably know exactly what I'm talking about. Addendum: several hours have passed since opening and the wine has improved greatly in literally every respect. The nearly non-existent nose now oozes from the glass. The mid palate shows much more fruit, and most of all, the finish exhibits great reach. This wine benefits greatly from a lengthy decant. Lesson learned.

Not the big, over-the-top fruit bomb you get with Kosta Browne, nor the elegant intensity of CIRQ. Much leaner and more austere. Probably what someone with a classically trained Burgundian palate would call the perfect expression of Pinot Noir. Just not in my wheelhouse. @Bill Bender and @DAG probably know exactly what I'm talking about. Addendum: several hours have passed since opening and the wine has improved greatly in literally every respect. The nearly non-existent nose now oozes from the glass. The mid palate shows much more fruit, and most of all, the finish exhibits great reach. This wine benefits greatly from a lengthy decant. Lesson learned.

Feb 19th, 2017
Todd Garney

Reminiscent of a KB. Excellent.

Reminiscent of a KB. Excellent.

Dec 1st, 2015
Jon Weyer

Jon had this 2 years ago

Jon had this 2 years ago

Nov 12th, 2017
Jin Kang

Jin had this 2 years ago

Jin had this 2 years ago

Sep 15th, 2017