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2009 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard

abv 14.8%
  • 90 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 215577-2009-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Spicy and peppery, in a stemmy way, this intense, full-bodied red delivers fresh, vibrant acidity and density, with loamy earth and dried berry notes. Greatly in need of cellaring.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2009 Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard is an exotic wine laced with Asian spices, orange peel, leather, tar and spices, all of which add complexity to the the dark red fruit. By the aromatic lift, I would have guessed there were some stems here, but the fruit was totally destemmed. The finish is pointed and nicely articulated, even if I don't find a ton of Rosella's character here.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Vivid ruby. Expressive aromas of raspberry, strawberry, blood orange and sexy oak spices. Concentrated and lush, with spicy red fruit and candied rose flavors framed but not overwhelmed by smoky oak. Shows very good balance and finishes bright and sappy, with supple tannins and lingering floral character.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2011
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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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 71 bottles owned
    • 31 collectors