2012 Byron Kosuge, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast.
Byron Kosuge, who also makes the wines for Miura, has really brought his own label into the limelight and his 2012’s a stunning in quality, style and class, they have reached another level and look set to be stars, especially this wonderful Sonoma Coast Pinot that is mostly Hirsch Vineyard fruit. The 2012 vintage gave everything you’d want, color, density, good acidity and complete ripeness, these are going to be cherished wines, generous and balanced, they should also gain with bottle age, so be sure to put a few bottles away. This pretty and balanced wine is a remarkable value and offers up delicate detail and length with stylish red currants, plum, cherry and strawberry fruits, hints of black tea, anise, saline and stony mineral. This classy Pinot is entertaining, balanced and well made, drink over the next 3 to 5 years.
($34 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive
avail at www.sfwtc.com ($29.95)