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2012 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

abv 14.6%
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 77892-2012-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A strikingly graceful, complex and layered effort that puts the raspberry, wild berry, anise and floral scents front and center, and keeps them at the forefront through the long, lingering finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The straight 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley is a gorgeous Pinot. Subtle and nuanced, yet no lightweight, it offers layers of mulled red and black fruits, cinnamon, loamy earth and dried flowers on the nose. Every bit as good on the palate, with a medium to full-bodied, supple and layered profile, it has excellent mid-palate depth, a fabulous texture and a clean finish. It's already hard to resist, but it will evolve nicely through 2022.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    Vivid ruby. Aromas of black raspberry, incense and cola, with a bright mineral note adding lift. On the palate, vibrant red and dark berry flavors deepen with air while retaining very good clarity. Firms up on the penetrating finish, which features youthfully chewy tannins and a whiplash of bitter cherry.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2016-2020
    Author: LukeSomm
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Jambo
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jam02110
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2016-2020
    Author: Kennethjk
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Dark red transparent colors, brambly red fruit aromas with spicy complex nose, midpalate has good depth and concentration but overall lacking a bit in intensity. Velvety mouthfeel and long finish. Would have gotten better score if midpalate had more substance and verve.
    Author: Zarm
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Opened up beautifully, aromas of rose petal and cherry blossoms burst from the glass. The wine is layered, cherries and cherry liqueur, raspberry tart and Asian spice. The finish is long and has a dusty tannin quality to it, reminiscent of Rutherford. Love this
    Author: pcdoc
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Tart, peppery, very drinkable! Paired perfectly with chicken, pasta, and pumpkin sauce.
    Author: John
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

  • 1483 bottles owned
  • 295 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 295 collectors)