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2011 Kosta Browne - Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / MONTEREY
abv 14.8%
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 357219-2011
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The most classic of the lineup, the 2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is a beautifully complete Pinot Noir. Offering up notions of forest floor, red currants, dried leaves and assorted spice-driven qualities on the nose, it flows onto the palate with a seamless, polished profile that carries considerable heft and richness, without ever seeming clumsy or heavy. It should hit prime drinking in another 2-3 years and hold for a decade after that. Drink 2015-2025.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Openly fruity, supple and harmonious, with a mix of ripe plum, raspberry, black cherry and anise. This is most striking for the graceful balance and elegant aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
  • Rating: 92

    The 2011 Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard is the firmest and most tannic of the four Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Pinots. Dark red cherries, plums, menthol, licorice and new leather flesh out in an imposing, broad-shouldered wine built on structure. This is an impressive showing considering how challenging 2011 was in the Santa Lucia Highlands. - Antonio Galloni
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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

    • 63 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors