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2007 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Amber Ridge Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.6%
  • 94 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 171171-2007-750-3B
  • Burghound | Rating: 88

    A relatively somber nose of briar, herb and dark berry fruit aromas introduces supple, round and reasonably fresh flavors that possess a textured mouth feel and good length on the mildly edgy and warm finish. This is actually relatively light on its feet given the substantial alcohol, which though by no means invisible, is carried reasonably well by the finish. I would not be inclined to age this for more than a year or two as the alcohol will likely come to dominate the finish in time.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Dense aromas of tar, gravel and fresh earth join chunky, chewy dark berry flavors. Deeply concentrated.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Glass-staining ruby. Powerful nose combines cassis, boysenberry, rose and smoky minerals. The deepest and most brooding of this set of releases, with palate-coating dark berry liqueur flavors and good back-end cling. Finishes with a strong echo of cassis. Fans of powerhouse pinots will go for this, and it does make an impression, but I prefer the vivacity of the other single-vineyard bottlings.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Self | Rating: 4

    Author: craigechols
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Trina
  • Anonymous | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2012-2019
    Author: CCrea
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Not as big and flashy as some other KB pinots and more in the burgundian style. Showing cherry essence and black tea notes, which left a slightly bitter aftertaste, which subsided with air but did not completely dissipate.
    Author: Maxcontinuous
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Took more than an hour to open up in the glassed. Continued to improve over the next several hours. Rich nose: sandlewood, vanilla, dark cherry Nicely balanced
    Author: skp1
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

  • 402 bottles owned
  • 145 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 145 collectors)