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2007 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.5%
  • 95 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 110635-2007
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($52) Bright red. Potent aromas of cherry and dark berry skin, smoky herbs, potpourri and black cardamom. Surprisingly fresh on the palate, with brighter red fruit and candied floral character supported by velvety tannins. The mineral note repeats on the long, seductively juicy finish.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2009
  • Burghound | Rating: 85

    A menthol, cherry and cranberry-liqueur nose of reasonable complexity leads to rich and generous medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a tangy and moderately bitter finish that is quite persistent. This may round out but at present, it's borderline unpleasant. Benefit of the doubt extended.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2009
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Firm and focused, with a wonderful purity of flavor, offering a complex, focused mix of black cherry, raspberry, spice and anise. Full-bodied and concentrated. Long and persistent on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Nick O
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: jnscellar
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Lawrence
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Trina
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2011-2015
    Author: CBS Wine
  • Self | Rating: 92

    14.5% ABV. Opened and poured through the Vinturi into a decanter. Followed over two hours. Initial nose of black cherry, toasty earth and sweet cranberry. There is some nice 'Pinot funk' on the nose as well. On the palate there is bitter, smokey black cherry with vanilla cream running throughout. Ripe strawberry lines the edges of the wine and dusty tannins. Really tart fruit with nice acid levels. Recanted and vaccum sealed. On day two the tartness of the fruit has toned but the acidity is still there. There is more vanilla toast with some chocolate powder dust, tar and earth spices. Also some bitter black raspberry starts to show. Overall the wine still needs some bottle time. Bright future, wait 1-2+ years for maturity.
    Author: Michael S78
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Complex and layered. A wonderful Pinot. Nose of pepper and dried fruit. Long finish. Hard to beat.
    Author: JCashman
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Firm and focused, with a wonderful purity of flavor, offering a complex, focused mix of black cherry, raspberry, spice and anise. Full-bodied and concentrated. Long and persistent on the finish. Drink now through 2014.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2014
    Author: Pato
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Garnet in color. Medium legs. Tart Cherry, Lightly Black Pepper. hint of wood, full mouth feel and subtle but lovely finish.
    Author: BrantS
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Holy Crap! Fruit, fruit, fruit! Just an absolute joy to drink. I had to fight the urge to chug it. Heck, I had to fight the urge to bathe in it.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2016
    Author: Gregory K
  • Self | Rating:

    WS #4 wine of the year - 2009
    Author: SamT
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

  • 1773 bottles owned
  • 411 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 411 collectors)