Byron Kosuge has been making wine for over 2 decades now. He honed his skills at various great wineries in California and France. While working in Carneros he befriended two guys who ran a vineyard management company. When they planted a small vineyard next to their work shop, Byron came up with the name “The Shop” and the rest (10 years later) is history. Byron has created a good following for his brand, and so have many of my customers.
2012 Pinot Noir The Shop
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The thing about this wine is-it’s got to be yummy. I don’t want to obsess about it, I just want to enjoy it and have a good time. This vintage is probably the most aromatic and delicious Pinot Noir vintage in years, with the possible exception of 1994, which was pretty tasty too. The Shop, in particular, really blossoms in the cooler vintages. In 2012 it achieved ripeness without sacrificing cut and precision. There’s quite a bit of dark fruit in this wine but with a little air the high notes start to emerge. On the nose you’ll encounter black cherry notes. The full bodied palate is gorgeous and generous loaded with bright, flavorful Pinot fruit. The finish is long and extremely elegant.