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2009 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir 4-Barrel

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 92 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 96172-2009-750-2B
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    A supple, graceful style that builds depth and intensity, with ripe, plump black cherry, plum and blueberry notes. Full-bodied, gaining depth and nuance while remaining elegant and delicate. A classically styled young Pinot that's also a tour de force.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of dark berries, gingerbread, minerals and musky herbs. Fleshy cherry compote and blackberry flavors gain freshness with air, picking up notes of cola and candied rose. At once rich and energetic, finishing with noteworthy energy and lingering spiciness. This really hangs onto the palate. This vintage's blend is a barrel each from Gap's Crown, Koplen, Kanzler and Garys' vineyards.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2009 Pinot Noir 4 Barrel is initially rather intense and powerful, but then turns decidedly more elegant with time in the glass. Dark cherries, plums, licorice, mint and spices are woven together nicely in this plush, inviting wine. Floral and spiced notes reappear on the finish, adding quite a bit of lift. In 2009 winemaker Shane Finley used lots from Gap's Crown, Koplen, Pisoni and Kanzler for the 4 Barrel, with approximately 25% whole clusters.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • 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

    • 54 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors