B. Kosuge Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013
The aromatics of the 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot tend towards spice and cherry, and are fairly subtle. On the palate, one would not call this wine a fruit bomb. Its charms are less obvious; a little grip on the finish keeps the wine lively and the flavors are an interesting mix of fruit and savory.
Byron Kosuge, winemaker at Saintsbury for 20 years, makes this blockbuster label of his own. Selecting vineyards for their unique terroir, Byron’s cornerstone is "The Shop," an expressive Pinot dedicated to the people who tend the grapes. It is joined by small productions sourced from top vineyards, including Hirsch, Hudson, Soberanes and his monopole vineyard in Carneros. All exquisite, these wines capture Byron's sense of dedication, modesty and elegance.