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2006 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley


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SKU: 77892-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($48) Deep, bright red. Sexy strawberry and raspberry scents, with suggestions of fresh flowers, smoky minerals and gingerbread. Silky in texture and seductively sweet, with spicy red fruit preserve flavors that gain energy with air. Finishes clean and brisk, with the attractive red fruit flavors lingering impressively.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Burghound | Rating: 87

    A high-toned raspberry and cranberry fruit nose that also displays subtle spice and menthol hints introduces round, supple and easy to like flavors up until the finish that is overtly warm if attractively sappy. Be sure to keep this cool because the warmth really comes up if the temperature rises even slightly.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Mature and earthy, with drying berry fruit, brown sugar and forest floor.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: JThomas31
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: gotwine
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Lisa P637
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: cpcolliton
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: JUS
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: KMS
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Wesley34
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Drink Dates: 2008-2013
    Author: Jerry
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2009-2014
    Author: CBS Wine
  • Self | Rating: 93

    2 hours to open up in a decanter. Powerful red, spicy fruit nose. long sweet, smooth, peppery finish. a little hot due to alcohol.
    Author: stanski06
  • Self | Rating: 16.5

    Bought this at a restaurant sale somewhat recently (a year ago). I have had issues with all the corks from wines I bought there so far - this is the 3rd different bottle I've opened. Somewhat baked and really unremarkable wine. It was just starting to brick around the edge... Had some bright red fruit and vanilla cola still apparent, it was not what was expected (incorrect storing at the restaurant?) either in quantity or quality. Overall muted on the nose and palate - I did run it through a cheese cloth with my cork blowing up. We'll see on the next go round.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2011
    Author: nothoi
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Good but certainly not great. Nice full fruit flavor and healthy finish. Day #2 did not seem to improve so not sure what kind of legs this wine will have in cellar
    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Liked better than the Sonoma Coast. Great mouthfeel and fruit more ripe.
    Author: firefighter
  • Self | Rating: 91

    NR alcohol Aromas: ripe, rich and meaty with notes of licorice and cherry Palate: supple and smooth with cherry, herb and earth Impression: plenty to like here for a medium priced pinot noir - I tasted this wine before bottling and it is showing nicely
    Author: dougwilder
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Perfect with Chinook grilled with lentils
    Author: Derald L
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Tasted blind with 4 other 2006 Pinots: ROAR Garys', Black Kite Kite's Rest, Sinskey Carneros, Fort Ross FRV over leg of lamb, veggie tagine and spoonbread dinner. Consensus was KB and Black Kite, Roar, then Sinskey and Fort Ross fairly distant. I preferred the KB. I found it to be the most delicate/feminine of all, bright-berry-fruit driven, slight baking spices, oak in balance. Some said it was too hot, but I didn't pick up on that.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2014
    Author: AJFox
  • Self | Rating: 93

    The ?06 Vintage seems to have produced a more provocative rendition of Pinot than I'm accustomed to from Michael & Dan, perhaps some of their experience is paying dividends? Complex and flirty in its earthy array of vivid white pepper, tea leaves, salty sea breeze, black cherry pie and pure raspberry scents in the nose. Dapper and generous in the mouth, with big juicy flavors that are underpinned by a pleasant, stemmy complexity (a la Brewer Clifton, did they use stems this vintage?). Much more primal than any Russian River I've tasted from KB, but still full of its trademark exuberance
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 92

    The fruit has faded a bit but still present. Cherry, charred wood, earth, and spices. I like em more fruit forward.
    Author: Maxcontinuous
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

  • 2101 bottles owned
  • 462 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 462 collectors)