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2011 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Koplen Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.4%
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 120839-2011-750

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$99.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Opaque ruby. Highly expressive aromas of ripe red and dark berries, cola and rose oil. Vibrant and precise, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of allspice. Closes with strong cut, gentle tannins and a late note of candied flowers. Very sexy already but I'd let this one rest for a few more years.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Zeros in on a tight core of vivid dark berry, with touches of wild berry, raspberry and blueberry shaded by creamy oak. Gains velocity and depth, ending with a long, persistent finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Cutrx
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Black fruits and a hint of mustiness precede a rich Burgundian palate with a smooth long finish.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2022
    Author: Charles M71
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Zeros in on a tight core of vivid dark berry, with touches of wild berry, raspberry and blueberry shaded by creamy oak. Gains velocity and depth, ending with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2022. 637 cases made. -JL
    Drink Dates: 2015-2022
    Author: G Wood
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

  • 313 bottles owned
  • 78 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 78 collectors)