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2006 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
abv 14.8%
  • 91 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 215573-2006-750-3B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($68) Dark red. Vibrant red and dark berry aromas are complemented by baking spices, licorice and musky underbrush. Energetic, sharply defined raspberry and wild strawberry flavors are nicely concentrated but the wine is light in body, with a surprisingly elegant personality and good lift. Gains energy on the finish, which is impressively spicy, fresh and long.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Burghound | Rating: 90

    A pretty mix of ripe red raspberry and cranberry fruit nuanced by a touch of cherry cough drop that is really quite fresh leads to round, supple and forward middle weight flavors that possess good mid-palate concentration and while there isn't a lot of depth, the finish is both savory and persistent. Solid quality here.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Distinctive for its understated flavors of dried berry, loamy earth and mushroom. Soft, fleshy finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    A smooth, ripe nose of cherry, blackberry and spice. Over 30 minutes, the palate opened up and showed a very sophisticated core of smooth cherry and currant.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2016
    Author: dougwilder
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Broad front and mid palette, with good finish. Nice balance of dark red fruits, spice, light oak. Med to full bodied.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2014
    Author: BrianB
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 311 bottles owned
  • 136 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 136 collectors)