B Kosuge Wines

Pinot Noir

9.018 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Brent Clayton

There’s Hirsch fruit in here! Dark, intense, savory. Big and juicy. Well balanced.

There’s Hirsch fruit in here! Dark, intense, savory. Big and juicy. Well balanced.

Jul 2nd, 2022
Connor Smith

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!

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!

Aug 23rd, 2019
Austin Hohnke

Burgundian Pinot from California. Amazing restraint though still showcases extremely fresh/ripe fruit. Muted oak influence.

Burgundian Pinot from California. Amazing restraint though still showcases extremely fresh/ripe fruit. Muted oak influence.

Mar 5th, 2017
Robert Dwyer

A new discovery. A gorgeous 2012 CA Pinot.

A new discovery. A gorgeous 2012 CA Pinot.

Mar 4th, 2014
Turd Ferguson

Fruit fwd. a little stewed/candied. These other reviewers are smoking crack. Burgundian? 95pts? FOH. It ain’t bad for a $25 bottle of Sonoma Coast pinot.

Fruit fwd. a little stewed/candied. These other reviewers are smoking crack. Burgundian? 95pts? FOH. It ain’t bad for a $25 bottle of Sonoma Coast pinot.

Aug 15th, 2021
Stephen Regal

Black cherry and dark fruit. Want to try this in a year.

Black cherry and dark fruit. Want to try this in a year.

Jun 26th, 2016
Jaime M

Smooth, dark fruit flavor and easy drinking. I want another.

Smooth, dark fruit flavor and easy drinking. I want another.

Aug 8th, 2015
Jordan Chapman

Fruit forward black fruit, oaky vanilla and caramel, wonderfully balanced

Fruit forward black fruit, oaky vanilla and caramel, wonderfully balanced

Aug 21st, 2014
Nick Demos

Nick had this 6 years ago

Nick had this 6 years ago

Jan 27th, 2017
Brian S

Brian had this 7 years ago

Brian had this 7 years ago

Oct 9th, 2015