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2012 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
abv 14.5%
  • 93 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 110635-2012

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright ruby-red. High-pitched red berry and cherry aromas, with a spicy nuance building in the glass. Downright racy for a Kosta-Browne pinot, offering nervy cherry and raspberry flavors underscored by smoky minerality. Closes with repeating spiciness, silky tannins and a touch of bitter cherry that adds a sensation of grip.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Focused on pure, ripe plum and black cherry flavors, this is supple and structured, ending with a mix of baking spices, anise, mocha and black tea notes.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2012 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is a beautiful wine that comes from four vineyards, Gap's Crown, Griffin's Lair, Terra de Promissio and Walala. It has a deep ruby/semi-opaque color that is followed by a youthful, rich and concentrated wine offering classic dark cherries, plum, licorice, ground herbs and baking-spice-driven aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, layered and structured, it opens up beautifully with air, has seamlessly integrated fruit, tannin and alcohol, and stays classy and nicely focused on the finish. It can be enjoyed now with a decant, but will be better in another year, and have over a decade of longevity.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2014-2022
    Author: LukeSomm
  • Self | Rating: 3

    Author: craigechols
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: BoxsterVino
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Jim Rife
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2014-2022
    Author: Kennethjk
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Excellent
    Author: Jambo
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

  • 1664 bottles owned
  • 302 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 302 collectors)