Kosta Browne Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021

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Vintage: 2021
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Crafted by winemaker Julien Howsepian at Kosta Browne, the 2021 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a testament to the region’s unique terroir. This wine opens with a bright and inviting hue, reminiscent of fresh red fruit. The aromas are delightful, offering a bouquet that evokes the earthy essence of the vineyard, mingling with hints of pine, clove, and the warmth of a cinnamon stick.

Upon tasting, the wine reveals its soft and velvety character, enveloping the palate with the juicy flavors of cranberry, cherry, and ripe strawberry. These red fruit notes provide a harmonious and balanced experience, while subtle hints of citrus introduce an intriguing layer of complexity. As the journey continues, the wine gracefully transitions to a smooth finish that lingers, leaving a lasting impression.

This Pinot Noir embodies the elegance and finesse that Kosta Browne is renowned for, with a true reflection of the Sta. Rita Hills’ terroir. It showcases the winemaker’s expertise and dedication to creating wines that capture the essence of California’s finest growing regions. The 2021 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a delightful addition to Kosta Browne’s portfolio, offering an exceptional tasting experience that combines bright red fruit, aromatic nuances, and a silky texture to create a memorable wine.

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Winemaker of Kosta Browne Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021

Julien Howsepian

Julien Howsepian, a renowned winemaker, has made a name for himself by crafting California wines that are celebrated for their elegance, intensity, and remarkable aging potential. His creations contribute to Kosta Browne's impressive two-decade legacy of producing exceptional Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that set the standard in America. Born and raised in Northern California's Bay Area, Julien's early exposure to wine culture during visits to his family in France ignited his passion for the world of wine. This passion led him to pursue a degree in viticulture and enology at UC Davis. Before joining Kosta Browne, Julien accumulated invaluable experience working at prestigious wineries in California and the renowned Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand. He views his role as a winemaker as... Read More
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The wine region of Sta. Rita Hills has a rich history dating back to its establishment as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in July 2001. Originally known as Santa Rita Hills, the AVA faced a name change to Sta. Rita Hills in 2006 due to protests from Vina Santa Rita, a large Chilean wine company. Today, the AVA covers approximately 14,000 hectares (36,000 acres) of land, with vineyards predominantly planted with Pinot Noir, followed by Chardonnay, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and other grape varieties. Sta. Rita Hills benefits from a unique location at the western end of the Santa Ynez Valley in California's... Read More

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