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2010 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
abv 14.5%
  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 110636-2010
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2010 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands wraps around the palate with layers of juicy, expressive fruit. This is another immediate, silky wine that faithfully expresses the true personality of its appellation. Dried savory herbs, flowers and a hint of tobacco appear on the finish. The 2010 is mostly Sierra Mar and Soberanes. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Deep ruby. Ripe, deeply pitched nose features blackberry, lavender, loamy earth and Indian spices. Sweet and pliant but lively, offering energetic dark berry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by a zesty mineral element. Silky tannins are quickly absorbed by the fruit on the lingering, spice-accented finish.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Offers ripe, generous plum, wild berry and blueberry fruit that's both tight and intense, yet shows a supple texture. Gains muscle and weight on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
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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

    • 282 bottles owned
    • 77 collectors