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2011 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard

abv 14.7%
  • 91 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 115568-2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    A sleeker, more refined manner, offering ripe raspberry, cherry and strawberry notes, with touches of floral, anise and cedar.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    The 2011 Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard is bright, focused and articulate. Cranberry, freshly cut flowers, mint and crushed rocks all lift from the glass. The Kanzler is one of the more pointed, vibrant Pinots in this range, reflecting the qualities of a cool site in a cool vintage. The wine's mid-weight structure argues for near-term drinking.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Self | Rating: 2.5

    Too overblown. Kanzler's own is better
    Author: craigechols
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

  • 64 bottles owned
  • 25 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 75
    (Out of 25 collectors)