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2004 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

  • 94 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 77892-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($38) Good full red. Red fruits along with lower-toned loam, coffee and meat. Round and fat, with modest complexity but good sweetness of fruit. Has just enough acidity to maintain its shape and balance. Finishes firmly tannic, with lingering sweet fruit.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Burghound | Rating: 86

    An extremely ripe nose that is nicely complex with aromas of red and dark berry fruit, menthol and a hint of cough syrup lead to exceptionally rich, soft and forward flavors that are quite sweet and notably powerful while coating the mouth and staining the palate. This delivers admirable intensity but the alcohol and acid separate somewhat on the long finish. An interesting wine that doesn't lack for size and weight.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 3rd Quarter, 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Perhaps the thickest and richest of all the Kosta Brownes in this tasting, it approaches the purity and density of boysenberry syrup with its viscosity and depth of flavors. Yet it's precisely those flavors that make it so distinctive and fun to drink.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Billy the Kid
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: David B93
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: RyanL
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Interestingly enough, this didn'tevoke anywhere near the amount of debate as the Kistler did! Another wine I've made multiple passes at (this is probably the 4th time I've indulged on this particular bottling) and I believe it belies traditional note taking. Some of the comparatives I offered up during the evening are probably inappropriate for the board, so I will bring some Cliff Notes to the table. If pinot were a stereo receiver, Kosta Browne cranks up the volume to 15 on the 10 segment dial. What I find so fascinating about this comparison is that the volume, although blaringly loud, is completely transparent! Although it is heady and overtly lush (not to mention delicious), it maintains a sense of not only balance, but varietal character. The 200 pounds of pure, opulent fruit that Michael and Dan pack into the 150 pound Pinot frame somehow make sense, and I can'tarticulate why! The most impressive appellation level Pinot I've tasted from California.
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Very forward and fruity aroma with an almost overwhelming nose. Good well-structured body with balanced rich fruity flavor. It tastes great, but somehow wasn't the typical pinot noir I was expecting. Lower acidity, richer flavor combined with fuller body make this reminiscent of a cab profile to me. I feel it is overrated on WS.
    Author: Michael C
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Very New World style, big fruit, less complexity; not my favorite, but it's personal taste; I find it too simplistic
    Author: Scooter
Kosta-Browne started its supersonic trek to celebrity status in 1997, when pals Dan Kosta and Michael Browne pooled their restaurant tips and purchased a half ton of Pinot Noir, a manual crusher-de-stemmer and a used barrel. Adding the business and investment-savy Chris Costello gave Kosta Browne the requisite resources to expand into the Pinot force they are today. Fruit is sourced from top-notch vineyards in the Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands. Their philosophy is to make Pinots that express intense flavor and the "sweet spot" of their respective vineyards. In addition to their vineyard-designate wines, Kosta Browne also produces two blends: one from the Sonoma Coast and the other from Russian River.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 585 bottles owned
  • 172 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 172 collectors)