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2010 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.9%
  • 88 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 215575-2010-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Deep ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed scents of fresh red fruits, incense and candied rose, with a touch of star anise in the background. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a seamless, silky quality. Powerful but lithe pinot with excellent finishing lift and clarity.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2010 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard hits the palate with a blast of dark red cherries, pomegranate, spices, molasses, cloves and plums. The Keefer has a lot of fruit but not as much energy as the rest of the Kosta-Browne Pinots. In my mind, Keefer Ranch has never been a truly great site for Pinot. I would love to be proven wrong, but I just don't see much in the way of distinctiveness here.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Well-built, ripe and layered, with rich plum, wild berry and black cherry fruit that firms nicely midpalate, with touches of herb and cedar. Finishes with a strong medley of berries and tannins. Drink now through 2022. 1,177 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2013-2020
    Author: Matt O
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2013-2020
    Author: CBS Wine
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

  • 437 bottles owned
  • 105 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 105 collectors)