AldenAlli is a collaboration between the families Dan Kosta and Emeril Lagasse. The winery is named after their wifes Alli Kosta and Alden Lagasse. The initial release was a 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. In 2015 the lineup expanded to include a single vineyard Pinot Noir from Campbell Ranch and a Zinfandel from Limerick Lane Vineyard. Shane Finley is the winemaker at AldenAlli.
Light crimson in color. 14.1% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves, baking spices and forest floor. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Light, yet plush with bright fruits on the palate. Flavors of cranberry, strawberry, cherry cola and mushrooms. Tremendous length on the finish. This wine really embodies everything I love about California Pinot Noir and the Sonoma Coast in particular. Best over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 93 points.
AldenAlli is just getting started. The 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir was just released and at $56 a bottle is a bargain. I trust Dan Kosta and encourage readers to consider signing up for the mailing list.
I previously wrote about AldenAlli in Three Mailers to Consider.