Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Treehouse Vineyard 2016
JD96: Brought up in 45% new oak, the 2016 Pinot Noir Treehouse Vineyard comes from a site in the Russian River that has slightly redder soils, which always seems to give wines from this site more minerality as well as higher acidity. This 2016 offers a fresh, focused, yet seamless style to go with a huge bouquet of cassis, underbrush, violets, and hints of blood orange. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied, has beautifully integrated acidity, and a pretty, pure, graceful profile. Give bottles a year or two and it should keep for a decade.
JS95: Aromas of blackberries, pumice and black cherries. Full-bodied, very tight and finely chewy. Fascinating white peppers and salt undertones to the cool fruits. Vivid acidity gives it energy and definition.