2022 ADMIRE Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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ADMIRE Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

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With Admire, Dan Kosta invites you to “join him on a journey through the Sonoma Coast, where the vineyards are as rugged and beautiful as the wines they produce. It's a journey that's been years in the making, but for Dan, the love of Pinot Noir is a journey that will never end.” The fruit was sourced from vineyards in the Russian River and Green Valley AVAs. This elegant wine pleases with fresh raspberry aromas accented with vanilla and deepened with a soft earthy tone. The lush palate is round and textured with refreshing acidity and silky tannins.

Winery


Winery Description

The Dan Kosta Wine Group is the latest step in Dan’s lifelong journey of pushing the envelope in Sonoma food and wine. Yet, his success stands in contrast to the old adage that it takes a fortune to make a small fortune in the wine business.

Though born in Santa Rosa, in the heart of Sonoma County, Dan Kosta was no heir to a wine family legacy. Rather, he discovered his passion for food and wine through high school jobs in restaurants, eventually working his way up to wine director at John Ash & Company, one of Sonoma County’s first farm-to-table restaurants. But a need to go beyond just selling wine led Kosta and best friend, Michael Browne, to dip their toes into winemaking. In 1997, with a minuscule amount of cash saved from restaurant tips, they bought enough grapes to make one barrel of Kosta Browne Pinot Noir. The rest, they say, is history - years of hard work, cultivating relationships with growers for fruit, seeking out and convincing investors, making, marketing and selling wine. However, with all the hard work, the quality and popularity of Kosta Browne Pinot Noir increased rapidly, and in 2011, their 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was named Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator. Kosta Browne’s success stands as a testament to the excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that can emerge from the diversity of soils, microclimates and cultures of Sonoma County.

Convene is Dan’s latest project, currently available in the USA only via mailing list or wine club membership. The venture is a small endeavor reminiscent of his early days, but it is also a quest to perfect wines of elegant intensity, uniting art and science to let grapes reveal themselves naturally. Convene expresses the notion that a convergence of elements are required to craft a fine wine - soil, climate, grape vines, clones - but also technology, experience, passion, and camaraderie. The wine can then encourage friends or family to convene for a meal, a special occasion, or a moment worth sharing. Convene’s winemaker is Shane Finley, formerly of Kosta Browne, who shares Dan’s vision and desire to craft Pinot Noir that harnesses the undeniable power of place. Interestingly, Convene wines are mostly appellation blends rather than single vineyard. Shane believes that “blends can be some of the most intriguing wines to make. Single vineyard wines are pure expressions of terroir; they are focused on what the site does best. Blends, in contrast, present the challenge of harmonizing disparate vineyards and all their unique characteristics. The process of melding multiple vineyards into a true representation of its appellation is tremendously rewarding.”

Dan Kosta’s new project invites wine lovers to enjoy, share, and collect the very best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. 

About this Wine


Country USA
Region California
Appellation(s) Sonoma Coast
Winery DK Wine Group by Dan Kosta
Vintage 2022
Color Red
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.1%
Product Code DK22ADP
UPC NONE

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

Deep red garnet color. Raspberry aromas with notes of vanilla and wet earth lead to a lush palate and pure fruit flavors. Elegant, harmonious, and well-balanced; enjoy now or cellar for 3-5 years. 

Production


Vinification

Hand-sorted grapes were fully destemmed and fermented in open-top fermenters without crushing. After gentle basket-pressing, the wine aged in 30% new French oak for 9 months.

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