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2005 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley


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SKU: 77892-2005-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($45) Medium red. Jammy raspberry and cola aromas complicated by mocha, red licorice and an exotic hint of peach pit. Sweet and velvety in the mouth, with creamy raspberry and plum preserve flavors and good heft. The weighty, round finish features a clingy red fruit preserve quality. I'd opt for drinking this on the young side.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This has gained in bottle, becoming notably graceful, elegant and supple. Rich, complex red berry and spice flavors are joined by a cola-sassafras edge.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: JThomas31
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: Lisa P637
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Trina
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: GrapesofWrath
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2010-2013
    Author: G Wood
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Color is tending toward brick red; nose is has some high tone red fruit as well as sandalwood and slight, very pleasant earth; palette has similar notes with sweetness added to the fruit on the front, middle adds cola and a mid-range finish with bourbon-barrel oak. Excellent if not completely full of stuffing.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: AJFox
  • Anonymous | Rating: 95

    Excellent with jambalaya!
    Author: michaelmis
  • Self | Rating: 90

    lots of bright fruit especially cherry at first taste; with time in the glass , other berry flavors emerge--mainly blackberry and raspberry along with some cola undertones. a good, solid, if pinot, but not that unique or memorable.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2010
    Author: Serl Z
  • Self | Rating: 89

    These wines are too big for my taste, though its age has calmed the fruit some. Certainly not as interesting as the KB's single vineyard pinots.
    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.

See other similar producers:Siduri,Williams Selyem Winery,Zepaltas Wines

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1219 bottles owned
  • 332 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 332 collectors)